Apple's Time Machine Backup Software Versus rsync and cp -al
Apparently Time Machine is the bee's knees. AFAIKS it takes snapshots using HFS's equivalent to ext2/3's hard links — woo-hoo!
A cron job with your customised version of this
#!/bin/bash # # -- the date/time in format: yyyy_mm_dd_hh:mm:ss # DATE=`date +%Y_%m_%d_%H\:%M\:%S` # # -- rsync from sekhmet (pushing from sekhmet does not work well --- timeouts # with big files) : # rsync -av -e ssh --delete-after email@example.com: /home/simonh/__rsync_sekhmet # # -- make daily snapshot using hard links : # cp -al /home/simonh/__rsync_sekhmet /home/simonh/__rsync_sekhmet_snaps/$DATEwill do the same thing. Stick a graphical file-browser on the front and you have the same thing.