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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What Folders Should I Not Backup on CentOS?

I'm using rsnapshot to start backing up a CentOS 5.5 install and I need a list of folders that I should probably exclude from the backups. The server is primarily a LAMP web server, and will be ...
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Should I be using LVM snapshots along with rsnapshot?

I manage a CentOS 4.8 server for a small workgroup. Last year I converted the filesystem to LVM over software RAID (RAID 1, two mirrored drives). I now have the following filesystems on LVM/RAID: ...
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Optimal file system type and mount options for an rsnapshot dedicated drive

We have an external USB 2 drive that we are using as a backup drive for our configuration. We use rsnapshot for the backups. It uses a few standard commands for managing snapshots: rm -rf: deletes ...
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How to use rsnapshot without remote root?

I've configured an in-house server to use rsnapshot to backup our hosted RHEL servers but in order to do so, I'm using the root account on those servers so I have access to everything including ...
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Rsnapshot to multiple destinations (or maintain hard links structure)

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 ...
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Getting Linux copy to handle failing links

I just started using the nifty rsnapshot utility for backups to our NAS. I really like the tool (which uses rsync and links unchanged files to keep the backup size down), but I'm running into ...