[1.7] Updated: rdiff-backup-1.2.8-3 -- incremental remote backup/mirror

David Rothenberger daveroth@acm.org
Thu Apr 2 15:02:00 GMT 2009

This is a bug fix release that adds a Cygwin patch to call
setlocale(LC_ALL, '') to pick up the user's locale settings. This
enables rdiff-backup to work when file names include multi-byte

rdiff-backup backs up one directory to another, possibly over a
network. The target directory ends up a copy of the source
directory, but extra reverse diffs are stored in a special
subdirectory of that target directory, so you can still recover
files lost some time ago. The idea is to combine the best features
of a mirror and an incremental backup. rdiff-backup also preserves
subdirectories, hard links, dev files, permissions, uid/gid
ownership, modification times, extended attributes, acls, and
resource forks. Also, rdiff-backup can operate in a bandwidth
efficient manner over a pipe, like rsync. Thus you can use
rdiff-backup and ssh to securely back a hard drive up to a remote
location, and only the differences will be transmitted. Finally,
rdiff-backup is easy to use and settings have sensical defaults.

Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to
you: http://cygwin.com/mirrors.html

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