rsnapshot HOWTO

Please note that the most recent version of the rsnapshot HOWTO was written for rsnapshot 1.2.0 in Jan 2005. This means it does not explain about newer rsnapshot features like sync_first, include_conf, LVM support, rsync_numtries, use_lazy_deletes, cmd_preexec, rsnapshot-diff etc.

This is a step-by-step guide on how to setup and configure rsnapshot. You can view or download it in the following formats:

Version 1.2.0

HTML format [English]

PDF format [English]

XML format [English]

Version 1.1.6

HTML format [English] [French]

PDF format [English] [French]

XML format [English] [French]

Many thanks to Paul Merlin, for translating the rsnapshot HOWTO into French.

Supporting Windows clients

Here is a write-up by Ryan Stille on how to use rsnapshot and cwRsync to backup Windows machines.

DocBook Conversion

These documents were created (from the master XML file above) using Saqib Ali's helpful online utility:

HTML / XHTML / DocBook XML Validator