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You're doing right things. Just a few tips to consider before you start (if not too late). If you use incremental backup chains (not incremental-forever), then you should be able to free some space up by deleting previously used chain(s). In case of reverse incremental chain, it's even easier with deletion of the most outdated points. General recommendation, ...


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As the various backup dirs only contain the changed files by the last current backup, the restore procedure is somewhat complex: you need to restore the current full backup and re-apply the various file-level backup, up to the required (past) date. Can I suggest you a better backup method? Please use the --link-dest option combined with proper rotation. ...


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You can periodically run crontab -l > my_crontab.backup to backup the crontab into file.



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