Maybe, I have heard about rsnapshot. But I was introduced t o backup generations by using rsync. I was interested in the function of rsync itself and wanted to understand it. Then I've develeoped my own script. To save space on target disk, I do a:
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cp -al <pre-backup-generation> <new-backup-generation>
Then I backup with my skript (using rsync) to <new-backup-generation> directory. So, I do the same like rsnapshot with explicitely excluded directories like /proc, /sys, /tmp, /run, /dev/*.
My advantage is to know more about copying hardlinks, using rsync command, and this combined in a skript which interact with my KDE desktop.
Anyway, I hope, your suggestion will inspire our forum members to think about backing up. So, I say thank you, Sabayonino.
-Linuxfluesterer (I love KDE ...)
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