Is it possible to backup two different directories using two different intervals using rsnapshot? For example, if I want to backup my /home directory every day, but my /archive directory once a month. Or is that kind of moot point since rsnapshot only saves hard links if no changes are made?

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I'd try to create different config files and then call rsnapshot separately for each directory, passing the respective config file with the -c option.

  • I think this is definitely the way to go. just make sure you use a different snapshot_root in each config file.
    – bmaupin
    Oct 31, 2012 at 22:45

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