Full and differential backup with 7zip on Linux

Backups are a must! I’ve said this time and time again and I’ll say it every time backup are the topic: One can never have enough backups.

There are a lot of advanced / dedicated backup programs out there, but for the simple task sometimes simpler programs are simpler… Here is where 7zip comes in.

Scheduled backup of your user folder to a network location

One can never have enough backups. Backups are important and you shouldn’t let one day pass without having them. I recommend creating system-wide backups (either the entire system partition or the entire hard disk) periodically.

But for that bit of data which is frequently changed/updated/replaced, you’ll need a more often backup schedule. This can be easily achieved with an archiver and a bit of scripting…