Data backup question (rsync)

New Contributor III


I would like to find a way that we can start backing up users data using rsync. The way the business would like it to work is the following.

Backup the source DATA folder up from each users Mac to a destination SMB share using rsync

The destination folder is then backed up to tape and wiped from the share, any new changes from the source will be added to the destination share using a Casper policy daily and backed up in the same way. Does anyone know how this can be done using rsync. I need rsync to understand that the first bulk of files from the source have already been backed up and wont need to be backed up again as the they are no longer on the destination share.

I hope this makes sense!


Contributor III

Have you had a look at CrashPlan ProE?