Backup of .jpg files should not re-compress

Asked by ralph on 2010-07-16

Hi guys, I have a suggestion.

Would it be possible to backup .jpg (and other binary) files without trying to compress them.

most of what i backup are my wifes pictures, and the backup and restore of the 100GB takes a loooong time.

What i was thinking is: set the compression options at the directory path level instead of for all, if this is hard to implement, then can we have 2 different backups - say1 for the compressed paths and the other for the un-compressed.
In actual fact, the more i think about it, the 2 backups should even be able to be scheduled differently. ie system backup every day and photo backup every week.... So can we define a schedule at the path level as well?

Thanks very much.

Regards, Ralph.

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perhaps use 2 profiles?

Je la 16/07/2010 11:42-------- Origina mesa─Ło-------- ralph skribis
(esperanto estas la unua internacia lingvo):
>
> New question #117926 on NSsbackup:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/nssbackup/+question/117926
>
> Hi guys, I have a suggestion.
>
> Would it be possible to backup .jpg (and other binary) files without trying to compress them.
>
> most of what i backup are my wifes pictures, and the backup and restore of the 100GB takes a loooong time.
>
> What i was thinking is: set the compression options at the directory path level instead of for all, if this is hard to implement, then can we have 2 different backups - say1 for the compressed paths and the other for the un-compressed.
> In actual fact, the more i think about it, the 2 backups should even be able to be scheduled differently. ie system backup every day and photo backup every week.... So can we define a schedule at the path level as well?
>
> Thanks very much.
>
> Regards, Ralph.
>

ralph (rmcknight) said : #2

perfect - multiple profiles, i had no idea it could do that. I see it now under the "tools" menu.