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+rsnapshot is a filesystem snapshot utility for making backups of local
+and remote systems. Using rsync and hard links, it is possible to keep
+multiple, full backups instantly available. The disk space required is
+just a little more than the space of one full backup, plus
+rnapshot requires both the editing of the /etc/rsnapshot.conf file and
+the creation of various scripts to run at the intervals specified in the
+config file. rsnapshot comes with a multitude of example scripts located
+in '/usr/doc/rsnapshot-1.3.0/utils' and has a well documented HOWTO at
+It is highly recommended for you to read this HOWTO prior to altering your
+To get you up and running as quick as possible, I have provided a working
+config file and scripts located in '/usr/doc/rsnapshot-1.3.0/contrib'
+This configuration will create incremental backups every 4 hours and will
+store 6 hourly, 7 daily, 4 weekly, and 3 monthly backups at a time.
+All backups will be stored in the path '/backup' which you will most
+likely want to change to fit your setup. It is highly recommended that
+the backup location be a separate physical disk or remote location.
+rsnapshot is executed by adding entries into root's crontab.
+There is an example crontab in '/usr/doc/rsnapshot-1.3.0/contrib/crontab'
+with the necessary additions to run the scripts above.