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Re: Guide(s?) to backup philosophies

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 08:01:00AM -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> >> > Having been there and done that, I can assure you that having a
> >> > live snapshot system -- rsnapshot or btrfs/zfs native tools --
> >> > is more fun and less work for everyone.
> I looked at rsnapshot but its behavior is poor when you have lots of
> directories with lots of tiny files.

Its behavior is correct. The performance is poor, relative to,
say, zfs snapshots and sends. rsnapshot needs to do a lot more

> It'd probably be fairly easy to come up with a backup system based on Git
> (probably not good for whole-system backups, but likely workable for
> homedir backups), but I haven't come across such a thing yet.

You can try etckeeper, which is packaged in Debian. The default
config is aimed at /etc, but it can be aimed elsewhere.