I'm doing a backup of multiple external servers on a local machine using rsnapshot and it's working beautifully. Now, I'd like to clone the destination snapshots on an external disk that will be rotated. The thing is, I'd like to maintain the hard links structure to save space on the external disk.
I can clone the snapshots on the local machine to the external disk, but what weights 10GB on the local machine becomes 70GB on the external disk because the hard links structure is not reproduced. I don't want the external disk snapshots to link towards the local machine, but I'd like the same hard link logic without having to transfer the data twice from my multiple external servers:
daily.0/ daily.1/ -> only differences from daily.0/ daily.2/ -> only differences from daily.1/ ...
Is it possible using rsync (or another tool) to replicate the structure of my local snaphosts elsewhere? Or just to simply tell rsnapshot to put the snapshots in two different destinations using the same rotation mechanism?
Thank you for your ideas!