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Re: using make for backups

From: Nicholas Mc Guire
Subject: Re: using make for backups
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 13:59:46 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Mon, 24 Aug 2009, Payal wrote:

> Hi all
> Daily I take backup of a folder like this.
> tar -czf d-`date +%d%m%y`.tar.gz designs/
> The size comes ~ 2Gb of tar ball.

--update (-u) to tar would take care of that - it will only update changed
files - man tar for details.

> There are tens of folders/sub-folders inside design/.
> I observed that many days none of the files in design folder are changed or 
> are added/deleted and
> I am wasting resources making the tar-ball daily.
> Can I use make to take backups if files inside design/ are 
> modified/added/deleted or do I rather
> depend on tar to figure it out?


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