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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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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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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 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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639 views

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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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What exactly will --delete-excluded do for rsync?

I use rsync with great pleasure for backing up my servers, although I do have a question about the --delete-exclude parameter. /usr/bin/rsync -a --delete --numeric-ids --relative --delete-excluded ...
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Backup of rsync tree

I have a production server A and a VM server B (test and dev). Server B has hourly rsnapshots of server A. We'd like to use the snapshot tree at server B for further propragation to one of our branch ...
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rsync with --hard-links freezes

I have a large directory called servers, which contains many hard-links made by rsnapshot. That means that the structure is more or less like: ./servers ./servers/daily.0 ./servers/daily.0/file1 ...
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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 ...