I current do some rsync backups with a command like so every day

rsync -az -e ssh --stats --delete --exclude "stuff" / [email protected]:/home/user/

What I want to do is have some incremental backups in there in subdirectories. So, for example, something like this on the remote server

I thought the --backup --backup-dir Switches were used to store just the files that had changed in seperate directories, am I wrong on that?

I've read everything I could find, including the big rsnapshot scripts, but I'm not able to do what I want, it seems so simple but something's not right, am I wrong that subdirs should have just files that are new or have changed. I tried various things like this, but had no luck

rsync -az -e ssh --stats --delete --backup --backup-dir=/home.Thursday --exclude "stuff" / [email protected]:/home/user/