I'm not new to this linux stuff, but I am having trouble wrapping my head around the rsync backup engine.
My questions are:

Can i create an event for (ana)chron to backup my data every day when i log in? Also, this should just be a differential backup.

Can i set this to backup to a separate partition on my drive?

How do i restore my backup from an ALTERNATE liveCD? (Preferably deleting the content previously on the drive, or removing what has changed)

Thank you for your help, I truly appreciate it since this will now be my third install.

Oh and by the way, I am doing this from a desktop computer, 8.04.