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a utility for creating reverse differential backups

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starting out w/ rdiff-backup, having permissions issues

I have 2 machines - SERVER and BACKUP. On SERVER I have a script that backs up a few directories and databases, ending up in /var/local/backup with permissions intact (ownership is root and www-data ...
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rdiff-backup on Windows: source from volume root, ignore $recycle.bin and "System Volume Information"

I'm trying to use rdiff-backup in Windows, using the root of a local disk as a source and a local folder on a different local disk as a destination. rdiff-backup keeps crashing when it tries reading ...
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rdiff-backup Warning: Metadata file has no digest for file

I'm trying to verify my rdiff-backup, but it seems like half of the files are missing their metadata hash. This means I get tons of errors when running the --compare-hash function: Warning: Metadata ...
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rdiff-backup between servers with different versions

We have a number of servers, and a couple that have somewhat ancient distros (one Debian 6 and one Debian 7). Fortunately rdiff-backup 1.2.8 was fairly ubiquitous and even our new storage server (...
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list deleted files from rdiff-backup

How can I list deleted files and between which increments this happened? I wrote a clumsy and slow shell script but I think there must be a better way: #!/bin/bash -e # helper tool für rdiff-backup ...
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Rdiff-backup directory way too bigger than real directory

I have a directory with 14G that I backup to my local server with rdiff-backup. I'm backing up for like three months now. I recently ran rdiff-backup --remove-older-than 8B /backup/directory to free ...
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How to use rdiff-backup with unicode file names?

I am using rdiff-backup to backup Windows Server 2012 to a Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi has a USB-attached 2TB NTFS drive. In general all works well: Except when rdiff-backup comes across folders with ...
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rdiff-backup alternative or using rdiff-backup with rsync

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 with 2T storage where I'd like to put my data, which currently resides on a 1T flash drive. I'd like to be able to go back in history to retrieve older versions of ...
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rdiff-backup not working for files only changed by content

I have a file that gets changed only by content, the timestamp doesn't change. rdiff-backup on Windows is recognizing this file as changed when I use the --print-statistics option: Successful ...
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System boots to initrmafs prompt after rdiff-backup restore

I was making daily backups with rdiff-backup. system and data partitions separately. Now I restored the system from the backup, but it doens't boot. All I get is an (initramfs) prompt. I typed echo $...
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rdiff-backup bug or error? Disk quota exceeded but that is not true

I want to make a backup with rdiff-backup. I have a backup VPS and I want to get the datas from remote host. Here it is my command what I used: rdiff-backup root@**RemoteIP**::/remotesourcefolder/ ...
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How to make rdiff-backup bandwidth efficient?

I am using rdiff-backup to backup files from my server to a backup server. I run the backup using a command similar to: rdiff-backup user@example.com::/home/user/data/complete complete This backup ...
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What do do when rdiff backup memoryError happens?

After Upgrading from Ubuntu 13 to 14.04 LTS I get an error when trying to do an rdiff-backup from a 14.04 LTS machine with rdiff-backup 1.2.8 to a client with the same OS and rdiff-backup version. ...
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rdiff-backup with sudo on remote host: ListError Permission denied

I'm currently facing the following problem: I set up rdiff-backup on a backup machine running Ubuntu and would like to be able to backup my production machine running CentOS; My setup looks as ...
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rdiff-backup script not working on this server, but does work on an other server

I have a rdiff-backup script that isn't really working on a specific server. The script I'm using, is for allmost all the servers the same and they all work fine, except for one server. The first time ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, RDIFF-BACKUP, data source and destination on remote machines

i've got a problem with rdiff-backup... I have three systems: System-A: Data source, SSH on port 1234 System-B: Backupspace, SSH on port 22 System-C: Executive system which runs rdiff-backup. my ...
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taking care of long filenames

Yesterday I deployed a simple backup based on rdiff-backup on a Windows server machine and our customer had a lot filenames/paths exceeding 250 chars. Every new customer we acquire is having this ...
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Verify rdiff backup integrity

I am using rdiff for my differential backup. Recently an issue happened where all versions of my backup failed to patch correctly and rdiff returning an error 106 which after investigation is a code ...
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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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Is there a good way to combine the incremental behavior of rdiff-backup with the inotify behavior of lsyncd?

I'm trying to backup a directory (my Zotero data, in particular) whenever it changes (a la syncing with drop box); I would also like to keep a history of backups in case I delete something and want to ...
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Out-of-memory kernel (3.2.0) panic (Debian 7.3) even though offending process was killed

While attempting a backup of a pretty large folder (450G) to a 2TB drive that's in that server solely as a backup destination rdiff-backup (version 1.2.8 - last marked stable) caused a kernel panic. ...
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Which way should we choose to shorten backup time?

A company performs a full backup for its data in a daily basis for disaster recovery purposes. However, their backup process cannot be completed within the assigned backup time window. What would you ...
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Is rdiff-backup outdated? [closed]

I just find it a bit odd that this powerful tool does not have any bug fix (if there are any) since 2009! So is it outdated stable, or its so powerful that there is no need for any update? (P.S. ...
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Initial rdiff-backup on slow connection / large data (Could performing an rsync before help?)

I want to set up standard rdiff-backup to remote server. However the data is very big for the capacity of internet connection. Therefore I need some way to do the initial copy of data without rdiff-...
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Is there a way to list files that can be recovered from rdiff-backup

I am testing rdiff-backup as a possible backup solution. There is one thing i cant find how to do and was wonder if it is possible. If I am backing up directories on a server. e.g. server:/...
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optimize space rdiff-backup

Hi all into my server linux with Ubuntu10 in etc/crontab I have this: 0 0 * * * user rdiff-backup -v9 user@111.111.111.111::/var/www/ /mnt/server1/www 0 1 * * * user rdiff-backup -v9 user@222.222.222....
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Upgrade a package

I have an Ubuntu 8.04 server and I wanted to install rdiff-backup I have done: apt-get install rdiff-backup But when I launched it return me a lot of error. i have seen in internet that the problem ...
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rdiff-backup -r is not working with QT

I am using rdiff-backup to get previous version of the files from server with this command: rdiff-backup --no-hard-links --force -r "DATE" "USERNAME@IP::SERVER PATH" "CLIENT PATH" I can do this ...
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versioning files in ubuntu ( like versions in mac os)

I'm a little lost as to where to look regarding this, which is why I'm asking, there might be something obvious out there and I'm simply not hitting the right google keywords. Here's what I'm trying ...
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rdiff-backup simultaneously

into my backup Linux server (Ubuntu) I have done a system to backup my three servers. Into etc/crontab I have write line like this: 0 0 * * * user rdiff-backup -v9 user@111.111.111.111::/var/www/ /...
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what does the --backup-mode option for rdiff mean?

I've got rdiff-backup up & running nicely using cron jobs over SSH between two VMs (my webserver and a backup space), using scripts put together from various places online. I'm backing up various ...
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rsync & rdiff backup combination giving erros

On the server I'm making every day a backup with rdiff-backup like: rdiff-backup /home/ /backup/home Then every week I want to make a rsync backup offside with sshfs like: rsync -avz /home/...
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Using rdiff-backup for incremental backups of large compressed archive files?

I am researching a remote off-site backup strategy. The major limitation is that the upstream pipe is only ~50 kb/s, so with that in mind the incremental backup capabilities using file differentials ...
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Practical use of hard link

Seems most of the people say they use hard link is to do incremental backup 1, but as we already have more advance backup methods such as Duplicity or rdiff-backup, so can I say it is almost useless ...
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rdiff-backup not working, but rsync is,Mandriva for both OS

I have two servers, both Mandriva 2010.2, have exact same version of rdiff-backup(1.3.3) and the exact same rsync. I used to use rdiff-backup quite a bit back in debian, but I've moved over to a ...
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how to rdiff-backup with list increments

I have already created nfs server and client for backup web server and cms server like at http://www.myee.web.id/2012/04/nfs-server-for-backup/ Then I installed rdiff-backup, for backup I running ...
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Backing up LVM volume with multiple partitions

I want to create a backup of a LVM volume (Xen DomU's), however a LVM volume can have multiple partitions and those are dynamic (I cannot guarantee LVM #1 has 1 partition and LVM #2 has 3 etcetera). ...
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Backing up files

I'm looking for a method to do incremental file backups. I've found rdiff-backup and had a question about it: is it possible todo something along the lines of backup to 25 feb 2012. I know you can ...
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Restore huge file from rdiff-backup with few space on / - why does rdiff-backup use so much space on /? [closed]

I try to restore a 5GB file from a backup: $ rdiff-backup -r 2012-01-26 /backup/path/to/file /restore/dir Exception '[Errno 28] No space left on device' raised of class '<type 'exceptions.IOError'&...
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open source backup system with user-driven recovery

At my old company we used NetApp, which supported a ".snapshot" feature. Whenever I did something stupid to my files, I could cd .snapshot and find hourly and nightly directories which contain ...
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Which is the most reliable means of copying archives using binary deltas across Windows SMB shares?

I've been searching for the quickest way to copy some WAR and JAR files for huge software deployments between Windows systems. Clearly, multithreaded robocopy or any rsync protocol implementation will ...
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I can't delete files 'rm: cannot remove X Read-only file system'

I am trying to remove an rdiff backup folder as some problems occured during the backup and need to remove it's history and try again. However, when I run: rm -r -f rdiff-backup-data I get the ...
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rdiff-backup fails when deleting files from backup directory

In my search for a reliable backup program i have come across rdiff-backup which seems like a good solution for me. To test it a little bit i did the following: Create a directory a Add three files ...
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Any good reason not to use date-based logfile rotation (rdiff-backup)?

rdiff-backup is a really nice tool for backing up Linux servers. One problem, though, is logrotation: Since rdiff-backup doesn't know how to detect renamed files, every daily backup contain a ...
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How to do rdiff backup restore

How to do rdiff back restore using program ( perl, bash ) Can i get more informatio about rdiff back restore ?
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backups with ubuntu server sharing via samba: lvm snapshots necessary?

I have a file server running on Ubuntu 8.04. I have a separate volume in LVM that I have mounted and shared via samba. I currently take a snapshot of the volume every 15 minutes, do a backup using ...
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rdiff-backup error: Host key verification failed

What is this error? This rdiff-backup command is run in a shell script. How to resolve this issue? ssh -l root 161.3.46.12 rdiff-backup root@161.3.46.12::/root/files/1/ /root/cloodon_sync ...
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What differential backup program to use?

Currently I'm using rdiff-backup, but I'm not happy with its performance, and ability to track down the problem. Is there any other tool that provides differential backups over ssh? Which is the ...
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Recover files using rdiff-backup command

I am trying to understand the rdiff-backup command which is already implemented to do backups.My question is What is the command to restore all files in one .gz backedup file using rdiff-backup ...
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rdiff-backup - can it work when installed locally only? Dreamhost backup

I'm attempting to backup files to Dreamhost's Backup account, which "allows users to perform only ftp, sftp, scp, cvs, rdist, and/or rsync operations" (source: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/RSSH). Is ...
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