irregular backups with rsnapshot (and rsnapshot_ii)

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As stated in the last post I bought a big 2TB HDD for backups. My only computer right now is a Laptop so regular backups are not possible (due to not having the hdd with me all the time)

I needed another way for easy full and incremental backups without relying to much on specific intervals.

I came across rsnapshot, which - well - does depend on regular intervals. But here comes rsnapshot_ii, a small wrapper script for rsnapshot.

It “fixes” these two problems the author (and I) had:

I uploaded my config here (gist):

And as promised in the last post the script I use to mount the HDD: mount-backup