Shantanu Joshi wrote:
> Derek Broughton <derek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Siggy Brentrup wrote:
>>> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 17:44 -0400, Tim Tebbit wrote:
>>>> freeburn wrote:
>>>> > what is the best backup solution for ubuntu?
>>>> tar, rsync, rdiff-backup and or a combination of each.
>>> I've been recently pointed to unison, sort of modern
>>> replacement for rsync with improvements in efficiency.
>> Unison is certainly not a _replacement_ for rsync, and can't possibly
>> have "improvements in efficiency" - at least in the actual backup - it's
>> a front-
>> end for rsync! That said, most people I know who use it, love it.
> It's more than just a frontend.
Well, I shouldn't have said "front end". But it _uses_ rsync: "Transfers
are optimised using a version of the rsync protocol". It's true that it
does not explicitly use the "rsync" command or package.
> It can
> propagate changes both ways if needed, which rsync needs to be told
> which is the 'correct' version.
Sure, but that certainly looks like what you get from a front end - some
kind of extra logic to simplify and improve the underlying technology.
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