[Ardour-Users] rsnapshot

Jesse Chappell jesse at essej.net
Wed Sep 19 10:20:10 PDT 2007

On 9/19/07, David Cantrell <david at cantrell.org.uk> wrote:
> I was told that rsnapshot was recently recommended here.
> I'm the current maintainer, and I feel I should point out one big caveat
> when dealing with audio and video files.  That is that even the tiniest
> change in a large file - eg, changing some metadata, or appending a few
> bytes on the end, or editing a bit in the middle - will result in a new
> copy of that big file in your backups.  You can use du -csh daily.0

With ardour sessions this is generally not an issue as it is
completely non-destructive (aside from tape-tracks which are not for
most people).  Everything recorded goes to a new file, and the
original is never altered again.

But thanks for pointing out the caveat.


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