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       rdup-simple - create a hardlinked backup


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


       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 administrative 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  following  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 'host'.  file:///directory Use '/directory' to store  the
       backup,   'file://'  is  optional.  Note:  there  are  3  slashes  here.   /directory  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/$HOSTNAME

       ~  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  specific  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

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

       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

       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 Description


       -k keyfile Encrypt the files while backing up with keyfile. This option inserts rdup-crypt
       keyfile in the pipeline.  -a Enable extended attributes. 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.