Reverse differential backup tool, over a network or locally.

Download .zip Download .tar.gz View on GitHub
Introduction Documentation

rdiff-backup Credits

@rdiff-backup is the current maintainer of rdiff-backup.

Project Lead / Maintainer History:

  • From August 2019 onwards the main driver for the project is Eric L. supported by Seravo.
  • Sol1 took over stewardship of rdiff-backup from February 2016.
  • Edward Ned Harvey, maintainer 2012 to 2016
  • Andrew Ferguson, maintainer 2008 to 2012
  • Dean Gaudet, maintainer 2006 to 2007
  • Ben Escoto, original author, maintainer 2001 to 2005.

Other code contributors are:

  • Daniel Hazelbaker, who contributed Mac OS X resource fork support. (July 2003)
  • Dean Gaudet, for checking in many patches, and for finding and fixing many bugs.
  • Andrew Ferguson, for improving Mac OS X support and fixing many user-reported bugs.
  • Josh Nisly, for contributing native Windows support. (June 2008)
  • Fred Gansevles, for contributing Windows ACLs support. (July 2008)

Thanks also to:

  • The Free Software Foundation, for previously hosting the rdiff-backup project via their Savannah system.
  • Andrew Tridgell and Martin Pool for writing rdiff, and also for rsync, which gave Ben Escoto the idea
  • Martin Pool and Donovan Baarda for their work on librsync, which rdiff-backup needs.
  • Michael Friedlander for initially acting interested in the idea and giving me accounts for testing
  • Lots of people on the mailing list for their helpful comments, advice, and patches, particularly Alberto Accomazzi, Donovan Baarda, Jeb Campbell, Greg Freemyer, Jamie Heilman, Marc Dyksterhouse, and Ralph Lehmann.