I came across an insanely educational blog entry by Mike Rubel which described how to create automated snapshot style backups using rsync. Below is my interpretation of his method which I currently use to perform my own backups.

With this simple but powerful script you can perform incremental backups using nothing but rsync and symbolic linking.

We will go into detail within each step to describe exactly what is being done. For this post to make sense to the reader it is best read from the bottom up  starting at rsync -avi –delete…

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