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I need to backup my webspace, just copy folders to some other place... i am using tar at the moment but it takes alot time and resource during backup. So i like to back up files as it donot want to compress... can you please direct me towards a simple perl script or a tool that can do this backup more effectively, like datewise or incremental or something more that keep me in the safer side :) thanks for your help.
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cpio??
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Well tar is capable to backup Your data without compression. Just don't use 'z'or 'j' option.
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thanks for your inputs but i am not good in doing all this in my own...

i am looking for a tool that can easily do this...? i really hope there will be something already freeware/opensource...?
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An easy answer is rsync (http://samba.anu.edu.au/rsync/), if it's available.

$rsync --delete -a src/ dest/

Will keep the dest directory in sync with the src and will copy as little as possible to make this work.  You can also have dest be on a remote system using several transports, if needed.  I do the latter to backup 15GB database exports that don't change that much, and it takes minutes to do over a T1 (since only changes are transmitted).

Hope this helps.
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