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       rdup-simple - create a hardlinked backup

       rdup-simple  [+DAYS]  -[-P CMD]...  [OPTION]...	FILELIST [DIR/FILE]...

       rdup-simple is a	frontend for 'rdup-snap' and 'rdup'.  It  will	backup
       all  directories	 and files given on the	command	line. It will create a
       hard linked backup directory, where the backup is  created.   With  the
       optional	 +DAYS	argument  you  can  specify how	far backup rdup-simple
       looks back for previous backups.	This should be a number	in  the	 range
       1..99. It defaults to 8 days.

       rdup-simple  will create	the directory '~/.rdup'	and will store its ad-
       ministrative files there. This program does not need  to	 be  run  with
       root permissions.

       The  last  argument of rdup-simple is used as the destination; the fol-
       lowing destinations are supported:

       ssh:///user@host/directory Use 'ssh' as a protocol and  'user'  as  the
       remote  user name. Store	the backup in 'directory' on the remote	server
       'host'.	ssh://host/directory Use 'ssh' as a protocol and  the  current
       username	 as  the  remote user name. Store the backup in	'directory' on
       the remote server  file:///directory  Use  '/directory'	to  store  the
       backup, 'file://' is optional. Note: there are 3	slashes	here.  /direc-
       tory Use	'/directory' to	store the backup.  directory  Use  'directory'
       in the current directory	for the	backup.	 Making	a backup

       Making  a backup	is as simple as: rdup-simple ~ /adm /vol/backup/$HOST-

       ~ and /adm are the directories to be backed up. Multiple	directories or
       files are allowed on the	command	line.

       The backup will be stored in '/vol/backup/$HOSTNAME'.

       For  the	 backup	 a YYYYMM directory is created.	In this	directory spe-
       cific day-dumps are placed. So the first	dump  in  October  2006,  will
       created in 200610/01 and	the second in 200610/02, etc.

       You  can	 use incremental dumps for ever, there is no need to do	a full
       dump every once in a while.

       Note that rdup-simple calls rdup-snap-link. This	small utility will ac-
       tually  hardlink	 copy  the  previous backup. The return	value of rdup-
       snap-link will determine	if a full or incremental  dump	will  be  per-

       Remote backups

       Note:  for remote backups to work, the receiving	machine	must have rdup
       installed. Also note: there is no colon between the  hostname  and  the
       directory.  Remote  backup  will	create a pipeline of the form: rdup -c
       DIR|FILE	| ssh user@remotehost

       rdup-shapshot -c	-b backupdir

       There is	no provisioning	for ssh	so unless you have configured  ssh  to
       work  without  a	passphrase you will be asked to	supply one.  Also note
       that the	PATH on	the remote host	should be set in such a	way  that  all
       the rdup-util scripts can be found.

	      Filter  all  output  through command, which is called via	`sh -c
	      command'.	 Multiple -P's can be used.

       Written by Miek Gieben.

       Report bugs to <>.

       http:/ is the main  site  of  rdup.  Also  see
       rdup-tr(1), rdup-up(1) and rdup-backups(7).

       Copyright (C) 2005-2011 Miek Gieben. This is free software. There is NO
       warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PUR-

       Licensed	 under	the  GPL version 3. See	the file LICENSE in the	source
       distribution of rdup.

       rdup-simple [ +DAYS ] [ OPTIONS ] DIR|FILE [ DIR|FILE ] DESTINATION De-


       -k keyfile Encrypt the files while backing up with keyfile. This	option
       inserts rdup-crypt keyfile in the pipeline.   -a	 Enable	 extended  at-
       tributes.  Write	 the uid/gid to	the extended user attributes r_uid and
       r_gid.  -f Force	a full dump.  -x See -x	in rdup(8).  -z	 Compress  the
       files  while backing up.	This option inserts rdup-gzip in the pipeline.
       -v Echo the files processed to standard error.  -h Show	a  short  help
       message.	 -V Show the version.  See Also

       rdup(8),	 rdup-snap-link(8)  and	 rdup-snapshot(8). See rdup-backups(8)
       for examples and	an introduction	into making backups with rdup.

1.1.14				  24 Dec 2005			       RDUP(1)


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