What is rdiff-backup and how does it work?
Rdiff-backups are backups based on the rdiff-backup tool. This free tool makes copy backups, but does so in a unique way.
The software initially works by creating a mirror copy of the data to a target storage device. Once the initial copy has been made, only the differences are backed up from that point forward. These differences (diffs) are stored in a dedicated subdirectory. This allows for point-in-time recovery capabilities. The backup works as a mirror copy and an incremental backup in one.
By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
Dig Deeper on Backup and recovery software
Related Q&A from Brien Posey
When companies choose a private cloud storage provider, it's important that they understand what the internal IT department is responsible for, as ...continue reading
It might be effective, but Windows Firewall is not the be-all and end-all of security. In some cases, third-party firewalls add the extra layer of ...continue reading
Don't overlook the advantages of private cloud when choosing a cloud storage implementation. Security, cost and ease of transition make it a viable ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.