Rsnapshot is a filesystem snapshot utility for making backups of local and remote systems.

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full or incremental backup of large number of files

I have a large amount of files in both quantity and total file size. (we're talking a few terabytes). I would like to sync these files/folders once to an external backup system, then run a daily task ...
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Syncing rsnapshot backup drives

I have a pair of USB drives I use for backing up to via rsnapshot. One drive is left plugged in and the other is taken off site. For the first swap, I ran "rsync -aH" to copy all the contents from ...
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What is the best way to backup and restore a CentOS 7 server, using rsnapshot?

I recently made a backup of a CentOS 7 server using rsnapshot - version 1.3.1 and rsync -version 3.0.9 I made a few changes to the rsnapshot.conf file, which are listed below. I uncommented the ...
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rsnapshot diff between snapshots

I am using rsnapshot to manage incremental backups of some GNU/Linux servers. Although rsnapshot is delivered with a tool called rsnapshot-diff it just provide disk space statistics. The question is ...
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Do different rsnapshot retains use the same hard links?

Say I have a weekly and monthly backup configured in rsnapshot. Will the weekly backups create hard links to the same files created by a previous monthly backup (and vice versa)?
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My Debian 7 server lost all saved fingerprints

I am running some snapshots for my daily backups on the server. The backups were broken yesterday and by checking, I noticed that all the remote servers fingerprints were lost and I had to add them ...
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What is a safe way to back up a sparsebundle that is exported via afpd?

I work with a number of OSX client machines that back up via TimeMachine to AFP shares on an Ubuntu Linux file server, exported by netatalk/afpd. These clients back up at arbitrary times of the day, ...
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Backing up rsnapshot directory with rsync copies entires backup directory

I have a main backup server running rsnapshot, with ~2TB of backups stored on it. After the nightly backups, I copy the contents of the rsnapshot directory to an offsite server, using rsync -aH ...
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rsnapshot: WARNING: Some files and/or directories in / vanished during rsync operation

I once in a while get this message in my rsnapshot log, and an identical message in /var/log/messages. Unfortunately, there is no other deviation from normal output, despite loglevel 5 in ...
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monitor rsnapshot's log file with logwatch [closed]

How does one go about including rsnapshot's log file in logwatch's configuration? Logwatch is software that will parse logs and check for important information and email it to someone. How can one ...
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How to let rsnapshot continue after backup error?

I have implemented a multi-server backup system, which is working quite effectively. I have a backup server with a large disk-array, and every night it runs rsnapshot to backup relevant data on all ...
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rsnapshot subdir of user home directories

i want to make backups of specific subdirs in my users home directories. For example the typical home dir looks like: \home\alice\backup \home\alice\something_else \home\bob\backup\ \home\bob\trivia ...
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Is it possible to have multiple log files for one rsnapshot?

the company im working for use rsnapshot for its backup. I know where to put the log path in the conf file, but i was wondering if it was possible to have something like : /var/log/rsnapshot --> ...
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Mount point not working well

We have an automated rsnapshot job every day that writes on a mounted disk. Lately, instead of writing on the mounted disk it did it on the main filesystem, slowly filling the space available. Is ...
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Rsnapshot still running even with a full disk - no errors in log

Im a very new admin(intern) without anyone to show me the job. The company i work for use rsnaphot to do their backups. Here's their filesystem (CentOs) : Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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rsnapshot LVM fails to remove snapshot volume

I am using rsnapshot on a Debian Wheezy server. This was recently upgraded from squeeze. Since the upgrade, I am getting the following error from the hourly cron job: remote rm -rf ...
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rsnapshot frequently ext3-fs error: “ext3_lookup: deleted inode referenced:”

I've having following problem frequently on our backupserver. I'll try to explain the issue in the hope somebody could clarify why and how to fix it Setup details We have a DELL r200 server attached ...
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rsnapshot Backup partition disk space

I've been reading the FAQs and man page for rsnapshot and I'm struggling to find out what it would do in the event of the backup partition being full. Ie. If I set the backups to run hourly, backing ...
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rsnapshot : will the initial backup be retained forever?

When making a backup with rsnapshot, "[...] we first replicate the previous backup into a parallel directory structure, creating all the directories and making hard links to all the files.". This is ...
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rsnapshot & rsync --ignore-existing

I'm using rsnapshot to make backups of a folder which contains audio files. When these files change, it is only metadata such as ID3 tags which change, and I don't need to make a new backup of the ...
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rsync/ssh/rsnapshot backup — remote script execution

I have the following settings in my configuration file: (/etc/rsnapshot.conf) Script/Tool: http://www.rsnapshot.org/ backup_script ssh root@host.domain.com "sh /home/user/backup_mysql.sh" ...
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rsync won't delete file that was deleted on source

I'm using rsnapshot to back up some servers of mine. It works fine, except it won't delete files that have been deleted on the source server. Here is where I give rsnapshot the options to pass along ...
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How to truncate backup paths in rsnapshot

I'm not sure if the heading is really coorect. I have a line in my rsnapshot.conf backup root@123.123.123.123:/mnt/rsnapshot/ srv01/ So rsnapshot creates a directors ...
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Can I get rsnapshot to create LVM snapshots on a remote machine?

I'm currently running rsnapshot on host1, backing up some files from host2 using the inbuilt SFTP support (I have daily, weekly, and monthly backups running in a standard rsnapshot configuration). ...
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How to modify ssh_args in rsnapshot config?

I have a global rsnapshot config file for all machines that we backup. The global file has ssh_args -p 123 The machine specific files include the global config file and tries to override the port: ...
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rsync / rsnapshot

I am using rsnapshot and my config is as follows: config_version 1.2 snapshot_root /home/user/.snapshots/ cmd_cp /bin/cp cmd_rm /bin/rm cmd_rsync /usr/bin/rsync cmd_ssh /usr/bin/ssh ...
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rsnapshot stats

I'd like to retrieve the following stats from rsnapshot files synced added files modded files deleted files Is there a feature to retrieve these in rsnapshot, or is there another product that's ...
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Remote backup grabbing

I have 2 servers. 1 is main. 2 is backup. I would like 2 to log in and grab files from 1 and backup on 2 with rsnapshot. Is this possible? I was looking at the config setup and saw this: ...
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rsnapshot - not correctly archiving mysql databases

My rsnapshot configuration: snapshot_root /.snapshots/ backup /home/user localhost/ backup_script /usr/local/backup_mysql.sh localhost/mysql/ Using this file: NOW=$(date ...
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Rsnapshot hard-link ONLY + diffs

We have a 39 TB linux server (mdadm raid 6 15 3TB Drives) that has about 12TB of working data on it. Initially I wanted to create a snapshot system that only saved the data that was changed, much like ...
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rsnapshot ext4 to ext2 input output error

When making a rsnapshot backup from a ext4 to a ext2 filesystem, about 90% of the files cannot be opened and produce Input/Output errors. When the target is ext4 too, it works flawless. Any ideas ...
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rsnapshot preexec

I am mounting my remote backup volume using a rsnapshot cmd_preexec script. If the /mnt/backup directory doesn't exist when starting rsnapshot i get this error: ERROR: /mnt/backup does not exist. ...
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incremental archive backup similar to rsnapshot

I am looking for a similar tool like rsnapshot, capable of doing incremental backups and easy viewing of different backup versions (=easy unpacking of all increments of a specific backup or viewing of ...
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rsnapshot backup TO remote server

I just bought 100GB of "Cloud"-Space at Strato's HiDrive for remote server backups. They offer the following services: sftp,webdav,smb/cifs,rsync,scp Now i want to do a remote backup to my ...
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Setting up Rsnapshot for casual manual backup?

I am confused with new Rsnapshot configuration. In current version there is a different way of specifiying backup intervals, like so: retain hourly 2 retain weekly 7 retain monthly 2 I would like ...
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Running rsnapshot backup in a Linux virtual machine?

I have a remote Linux server machine that I wanted to mirror backup now and then. Since I am a Windows user, I installed Linux virtual machine on my Windows and I am now using rsnapshot to do the ...
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Restore backup with Rsnapshot

The system is ubuntu server 12.04. I am using rSnapshot to back up the system. I now want to restore everything in the home folder. I am restoring from an external HDD: ...
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How to check rsnapshot backups?

I have about twenty servers with different webapps. Every 4 hours runs rsnapshot task and backs up all of them to a backup server. Accidentally today I discovered that backup failed last 4 days due ...
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rsnapshot to Amazon S3?

I'm looking at rsnapshot and S3 to backup my server. But since rsnapshot can't directly upload to S3, and I'm not sure if S3 preserves file permissions, I'm thinking of archiving the backup folders ...
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rsync filter file rules for subpath

I have a big problem in understanding rsync filter rules for sub path. I have this directory tree: |-- index.php |-- other-file-php.php |-- filesource.php | |-- album1 | | |-- firstphoto.jpg | ...
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Backup tools detecting relocated files [closed]

Currently my favorite backup tool for my needs is rsnapshot. The only downside is the space wasted if files are just relocated. I have seen a similar question at severfault, but the author tried to ...
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Backing up an rsnapshot directory to a remote device

I have a local backup server that uses rsnapshot with hard links that contains about 10TBs of information which add about 4 to 5GBs per day. It's works great. I've been requested to set up and ...
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Rsnapshot Directory Names [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make rsnapshot backups in different locations? By default rsnapshot names the directory names for each snapshots according to the interval. (i.e. daily.0, ...
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Speeding up directory creation / file linking

I'm using rsnapshot for backups. Currently that means every time an update runs (even without any data difference) I get a copy of ~100M of only the directory structure + inode list. The files are ...
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Rsync -avzHP follows hardlinks instead of copying them as hardlinks

I use rsnapshot to create hourly/daily/weekly/monthly backups of my "work"-share. Now I'm trying to copy the whole backup-directory onto an external drive using rsync. I used this command/parameters ...
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How to make rsnapshot backups in different locations?

I have backup server that gathers backups from few other servers. I want to make directory structure like this /backup/snapshots/<hostname>/<period>.0/<files> Instead of default ...
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How to backup a server directory remotely?

I am trying to create a backup of a remote server. This is my configuration: Server1 (webserver) Server2 (backupserver) This is my little script. It starts from the server2: #!/bin/bash ...
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How To Prevent Access To Unmounted Mount Point

Ok, I have this in fstab //windows_mashine/Backup /backups cifs credentials=/root/.credentials,rw,_netdev,iocharset=utf8,uid=1000 0 0 I have rsnapshot in my cron which backups /etc/ and ...
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Which filesystems offer snapshot functionality for users to recover data?

I'm working on a project that will teach linux to youth. Knowing they will have a tendency to delete or corrupt items in their home directories we are looking for a good snapshot option. We will not ...
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Backup security and tracking

I have setup a backup server which pulls data using rsnapshot from my server. rsnapshot is running as root on backup machine and connects to the server via RSA key that has no passphrase. My concern ...