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Summary help replacing me
Instructions on using rsync.
Full System Backup with rsync
Backup Programs

Rsnapshot is an open source utility that provides incremental back ups.


Install the rsnapshot package using pacman:

# pacman -S rsnapshot


In the install process, the config file is created. It is recommended you make a back up of this file in case you need to reconfigure the file again.

# cp /etc/rsnapshot.conf /etc/rsnapshot.conf.default

The rsnapshot.conf config file is well commented, and much of it should be fairly self-explanatory. For a full reference of all the various options, please consult the rsnapshot man page. Type:

# man rsnapshot

Choose the directory where you want to store the file system back ups, in this case I will store the back ups in /mnt/backups/

# All snapshots will be stored under this root directory.
snapshot_root   /mnt/backups/