I am using backup-rsnapshot to backup a debian system creating incremental backups with rsync.
Basically, what is happening is that the backup drive gets filled up until it is completely full and the backup crashes. This happens directly on the first backup and the original harddrive is less then half as small as the backup drive.
The executed rsync command is
/usr/bin/rsync -av --delete --numeric-ids --relative --delete-excluded \ --exclude=/proc/** --exclude=/sys/** --exclude=/tmp/** \ --exclude=/var/tmp/** --exclude=/var/cache/apt/archives/** \ --exclude=/mnt/** --exclude=/media/** --exclude=/dev/** \ --exclude=mnt/backup /. /mnt/backup/daily.0/r01-server/
Any ideas how I can fix this?
I checked the backup drive using ncdu and found out the following:
/usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/Stack.pm - 8GB big. /usr/share/php/PEAR/Installer/Role/Data.xml - 8GB big, /usr/share/php/PEAR/Installer/Role/Doc.php - 4GB big, /usr/share/php/PEAR/Command/Mirror.php - 8GB, /usr/share/php/PEAR/Command/Mirror.php - 4GB, /root/apr-1.4.6/build-i386/test/lfstests/large.bin - 8GB, /root/apr-1.4.6/build-i386/test/lfstests/buffer.bin - 8GB
The whole space used on the original drive is only 8GB... I got no idea how this could happen, it also is atleast the 3rd time trying, always the same error. Crazy.
Any ideas, anyone?