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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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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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rsync last 3 days plus weekly backups

I have a shell script that i'll be running with a crontab. Basically I want to modify this so I can do daily backups for the last 3 days. I've seen examples where the last 7 days are backup. I just ...
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Rotating Backups with RSync and CP - Excludes not working perfectly

My script looks essentially like this: cp -al $yesterdays_snapshot $todays_snapshot rsync -vadlH --exclude-from excludes.rsyc $source $todays_snapshot This works great except for one problem: If ...
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easy way to restore incremental rsync backup?

I have incremental rsync backups of a folder, created with: rsync --delete -a -v --backup --backup-dir="../backup_`date +%Y-%m-%d`" /orig /backups/dest so I have a copy of current /orig on ...
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546 views

rsync --inplace not reading target file?

I'm trying to optimize the daily backup of a LVM snapshot of a large MySQL database. It works quite ok when I just cp the files (local RAID to other local RAID), with an average speed of ~100MB/s. But ...
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rsync incremental as a get

Is it possible for rsync to be used on 1 backup server and then connect to all the other servers and grab files and backup incrementally? my current command: (how ever this is more a PUT then a GET) ...
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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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How to mirror server with 150 GB of data

I have a linux server whic is used as web/file/svn/sql server. It is accessed by 100 machines for storing their code files on this server(svn/code/mysql). The OS is on a 80 GB HDD. The data is on ...
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btrfs-enabled backup solution

With btrfs hitting production in Oracle EL 14th this month (together with working fsck and scrubbing from Linux 3.2) I was thinking of redesigning my current backup solution to utilise it. Note that ...
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dirvish doesn't backup NFS mount

I do incremental backups using dirvish. (dirvish makes incremental backups using rsync and hardlinks). This has worked perfectly on our old server (nothing fancy, just a linux box with one disk on ...
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How to write rsync command to backup everything except hardware specific files

I have a VPS production server that serves web apps that I make for clients. I have an rsync cron job running on my dev server that does a daily backup of the entire production server. #!/bin/sh ...
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How do I improve my incremental-backup performance?

I'm currently using the traditional rsync+cp -al method to create incremental/snapshot backups of our server tree. The backups are going onto a pair of eight-disk towers connected to the backup ...
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Offsite data backups and data vaulting…

This is for website data, database data, and some internal office data that needs to be "vaulted" and secured. Any viable "experts only" solutions out there that don't require ridiculous time to ...
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Sync a FTP folder locally

I have several images uploaded worth 1GB on the remote server that I want to download locally, but not continuously. I tried using rsync reading its (excellent) man page but found repeated protocol ...
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Rsync or DFS-R for remote backup over slow links of Windows 2003 R2 SP2?

I need to backup many sites over slow, high latency satellite links. We are talking pings of 650ms to each site. I can get a dump of the initial data by sending out USB disk to site and restoring it ...
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Can rsync do incremental backups if the initial full was done with robocopy?

For example, say I have a full backup done using robocopy. Can I then use rsync to replicate just the changes? Or will rsync do another full copy? I don't want that to happen because it's over a slow ...