Efficiency of doing full backups to s3

Asked by dfalk on 2010-07-18

I want to use duplicity to backup to s3, but I'd rather have a compact backup than have an incremental one. So my question is, if I tell duplicity to do a full backup each time, is this still bandwidth-efficient? Does it take advantage of the data that's already on the server and so avoid re-sending it?

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Kenneth Loafman
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2010-07-22
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2010-07-22
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2010-07-18

The backup type you want is a differential backup and duplicity does not
support those yet.

A full backup will do a complete backup each time.

dfalk wrote:
> New question #118161 on Duplicity:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/duplicity/+question/118161
>
> I want to use duplicity to backup to s3, but I'd rather have a compact backup than have an incremental one. So my question is, if I tell duplicity to do a full backup each time, is this still bandwidth-efficient? Does it take advantage of the data that's already on the server and so avoid re-sending it?
>
>

dfalk (dfalk) said : #2

Thanks Kenneth Loafman, that solved my question.