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Simple backup tool

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diskbackup is a very simple backup tool. Main features:

  • The directory dest will be a clone of src (and its subdirectories). New files or modified files will be copied, and files in dest which are not in src will be removed.

  • The backup is incremental: only new or modified files will be copied. filename + file size + modification time are used to do the comparison between source and destination files.

  • Supports exclude patterns (case insensitive)

  • Follows symbolic links

  • Works when the dest is a network shared folder (tested on Windows)

  • The source code is ~50 lines of code: you don't even need to scroll in your text editor to read the code, it takes only one page ;)

Installation and usage

You need Python 3.6+, and to do:

pip install diskbackup

(An alternative installation method is to just copy the single file where you want to use it.)

This is how to use it:

from diskbackup import backup
backup(src=r'd:\docs', dest=r'i:\docs')                  
backup(src=r'd:\docs', dest=r'i:\docs', fake=True)   # fake run, no change on destination
backup(src=r'd:\docs', dest=r'i:\docs', exclude=['excluded_dir', '.mp4'])   # the src file list will ignore these patterns
backup(src=r'd:\docs', dest=r'i:\docs', exclude=['excluded_dir', '.mp4'], excludefromdest=True)  # the src and dest file lists will ignore these patterns


Joseph Ernest



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