Do-It-Yourself Backup System Using Rsync and Btrfs

Written by Kevin Korb
as a presentation for GOLUG
Presented 2011-04-06

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Note: This presentation is designed to be a follow-up of my old presentation on using rsync for hard link based backups. In it I discussed many different things about backups in general and how to use various rsync features. I do not intend to repeat much of that information but instead will concentrate on the differences and benefits of Btrfs when using rsync for backups. There will be a few exceptions that I think need to be in this document and I will put a * in the bullet list for items that are simply copied from the old presentation. The old presentation can be found here: