Rsnapshot (Rsync Based) – A Local/Remote File System Backup Utility for Linux

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27 Responses

  1. Usama says:

    Is rsnapshot works as bare metal recovery software ?

  2. Roshan Patil says:

    Hi Ravi,

    Thanks for the article,

    Actually I have configured in cron but I am getting null report of hourly. Could you please help me out why I am getting null mails instead of report. ?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Have you checked backups? does backups happening? please confirm first and then check the cron entries correctly..

  3. saura says:

    how to write flat configuration file to take backup with shell script in ubuntu server14.04

  4. kiran varma says:


    Thank you for the article. Can you post an article on bestway to backup postgresql database ?

  5. Jonny says:

    Great WORK!! I was looking for a tutorial like this! I almost gave up and you saved me!

  6. lliseil says:

    Using rsnapshot for about three years now. Nice introduction to rsnapshot. Thanks!
    Now I believe there’s not a word on how to recover / restore (as often on backup articles)…
    Here are tools I’d recommand you to check out:
    – I haven’t found but there’s rsnapstat which is a fork in python [1].Gives a syntax error atm but I hope will be fixed
    – rsnapshot-once by Philipp C Heckel is freakin cool to insure consistent incremental backups [2] is the best wrapper

    @JJMacey, SystemBack does what you want. You might want to take a look, it’s a freaking kiss tool, that’s even able to backup a system on a live CD!
    Oh and Rtfazeberdee’s right on ksnapshot.


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