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Questions tagged [rsnapshot]

Rsnapshot is a filesystem snapshot utility for making backups of local and remote systems.

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Weird log output from rsnapshot

I am using rsync on my low-power NAS to backup my server to it. I just found this warning in the logs, which I do not understand: [08/Jan/2019:23:43:04] /usr/bin/rsnapshot -c /etc/rsnapshot.conf ...
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rsnapshot produces a double backup of localhost/media

I use rsnapshot in my Xen host to backup all vms via their snapshots. Now rsnapshot backups everything double, because it creates an extra "localhost" folder in each daily backup, that contains ...
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rsnapshot through nfs: failed to preserve ownership|cannot access errors

Trying to rsnapshot to an nfs share I get some ownership and access errors, even if I can visibly do any operation on my shares with UID 1000 and GID 1000 on both server/client. Server exports /etc/...
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Git clone through rsnapshot fails

I'm trying to run my custom backup script through rsnapshot. It simply clones a given git repository to the current working directory. It works fine when run without rsnapshot. /etc/rsnapshot.config: ...
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Multiple server backups using kubernetes and rsnapshot

I am looking to setup multiple backups, from multiple servers in different geographical locations at different times using something like a docker/rsnapshot and kubernetes (master + a couple nodes at ...
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Why is rsnapshot with sync_first not working properly?

I had been using rsnapshot successfully for years to backup my Ubuntu notebook computers to my Ubuntu server. I recently decided to switch to using the sync_first option on the server and an anacron ...
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rsnapshot gamma and delta not running

I have used rsnapshot for many years and never had an issue but I can't figure this one out. Version is 1.4.2. I have the following in rsnapshot.conf: retain alpha 8 retain beta 7 ...
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My rsnapshot is freezing without errors

I try to make backup-system. I try to use rsnapshot. description: Client with rsnapshot put data in sshfs-mounted folder (sftp backup-server). I make ssh-key, mounted it, everything fine. In ...
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rsnapshot-diff - what's using all that space?

I am running rsnapshot, and certain backups are taking up a lot of space. I've run rsnapshot-diff, and it gives results like this: Between /home/backups/hourly.4/mybackupdir/ and /home/backups/daily....
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How to have rsnapshot link to original files?

I'd like rsnapshot to not create a second copy of all my files and instead just have hardlinks to the original files and only save a copy of changes. I have a windows and linux server. I would like ...
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rsnapshot ignoring a “backup” line, logs are empty

I've been using rsnapshot to backup my server. In one server (debian 7) the exact same config works as expected. In the other (debian 8), it skips a directory im trying to backup, which has mysql dump ...
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Rsnapshot frequently exits with error 12 when processing tar.gz file

I have an rsnapshot tool to backup some machines. It's running on a QNAP NAS and backing up several machines. One of the things I backup is database backups. On one machine I create both plain text ...
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Safely deleting rsnapshot _delete folders

I have been using rsnapshot to backup a computer's / for approximately a year. The destination drive has filled up unexpectedly quickly within the last week or so, and the rsync command has failed, ...
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Configuring rsnapshot to only daily backups with sync_first

I want to create only daily backups in my server using sync_first option. How do I have to setup my server to backup once a day?
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delete rsnapshot directories

Looking to move from rsnapshot backups to something like backupninja. I'm having trouble finding a definitive answer on how to delete the rsnapshot backups. From what I understand many of the files ...
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How to create image file and mount via. loopback (Ubuntu to remote backup space)

I've been fiddling around with the Hetzner Backup Space and I want to use rsync via. rsnapshot in order to back up my files (more info at their Wiki here) They state in their documentation: The ...
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rsnapshot limiting download rate

Trying to make a backup of Ubuntu server using rsnapshot, here is my config file: config_version 1.2 snapshot_root /root/backups cmd_cp /bin/cp cmd_rm /bin/rm cmd_rsync /usr/bin/rsync ...
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Does rsnapshot save binary diffs?

I use rsnapshot for some years under Kubunt/Linux. But I am not sure how it (and underlying rsync) handles binary diffs: Image a large Thunderbird mailbox file or a 10 MB jpg photo and I change the ...
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Backup 2 remote servers at different time

I have 2 remote servers, which I backup from my backup server using rsnapshot. My config section for backup is something like this: backup root@example1.com:/var/db/dump/ example1.com/ backup root@...
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Send me mail on rsnapshot fail

I am using rsnapshot for daily/weekly backups which are triggered by anacron, that works nice. However instead of checking the logs by hand, I would like to receive a mail whenever a backup failed. ...
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Configuring rsnapshot to only daily backups

I configured rsnapshot so it would not backup hourly by commenting out the hourly cronjob in /etc/cron.d/rsnapshot: #0 */4 * * * root /usr/bin/rsnapshot hourly 30 3 * * * ...
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rsnapshot vs zfs / btrfs snapshots

Currently I'm using rsnapshot to implement a daily / weekly / monthly backup scheme on an external disk. Lately I've been reading alot about copy-on-write file systems like zfs and btrfs. I quite like ...
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rsnapshot: why daily/weekly/monthly instead of many daily backups?

The daily/weekly/monthly backup scheme is often recommended for backups. As far as I understand rsnapshot, backups are really cheap due to hardlinking. Is there any advantage of say retain ...
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passing additional parameters to rsync using rsnapshot

I have my backups being performed by rsnapshot, works well. EXCEPT, on one of the jobs for the /home volume I'd like rsync to copy the sym-links as physical directory/files. I believe the parameter ...
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How to compress files before Rsnapshot remote backup start? [closed]

I have some remote servers and one backup server, I'm using Rsnapshot to do the remote backup on the backup server. In my plan, I want to run shell script to compress files first, then Rsnapshot can ...
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How to tar Rsnapshot backup files automatically?

I am using Rsnapshot to backup my server files to a remote server. To minimize the file size, I want to tar the backup files, but I don't know how to do it with Rsnapshot. Can anyone help me with ...
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special permissions set to deny on new subfolders of a folder I own with Full Control

I have rsnapshot 1.3.1 installed under cygwin64 (setup 2.870, dll 1.7.35) on win2012r2, all the latest as of today. I configured it to take a single file, current.7z, and make a rotating backup of it....
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rsnapshot Freezes when Backing up to NFS Mount

I've got a Server running Ubuntu Server 14.04 server that has been doing periodic back-ups to an NFS mounted NAS using rsnapshot for several months now without issue. Last week we added a few more ...
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Rsnaphost “works” when tested but not when run

I have set up rsnapshot successfully a couple of times, and maybe because everything was rather painless (except for the vi tab fiasco of 2013) I am now out of ideas. I have a cifs mounted remote ...
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Using Rsnapshot with sync_first, link_dest, and use_lazy_deletes

I've set up rsnapshot with the configuration below and it seems to work fine. However, if I understand what I have read correctly, in the rsnapshot docs and other tutorials, the operation would be ...
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Can nginx test for a hard links or symlinks and redirect the browser client to the _real_ URL?

Imagine nginx is serving a folder of static images created by rsnapshot: /rsnapshots/hourly.0/imageA.png /rsnapshots/hourly.0/imageB.png So if I go here: http://example.com/hourly.0/imageA.png, I see ...
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Why is rsnapshot claiming source directory doesn't exist?

I'm trying to set up a backup system using rsnapshot which will copy files from a remote location into a local one. I've got rsnapshot set up, as far as I can see correctly, but when I run rsnapshot ...
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Unable to use rsnapshot to sync non-owned files but able to do it with plain rsync command

I am trying to use rsnapshot to sync remote file to my own computer. However, I have some trouble when I need to access files which are not owned by user who is SSH-ing to the remote machine. My /etc/...
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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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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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What is the best way to backup and restore a CentOS 7 server, using rsnapshot?

I recently made a backup of a CentOS 7 server using rsnapshot - version 1.3.1 and rsync -version 3.0.9 I made a few changes to the rsnapshot.conf file, which are listed below. I uncommented the ...
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rsnapshot diff between snapshots

I am using rsnapshot to manage incremental backups of some GNU/Linux servers. Although rsnapshot is delivered with a tool called rsnapshot-diff it just provide disk space statistics. The question is ...
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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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What is a safe way to back up a sparsebundle that is exported via afpd?

I work with a number of OSX client machines that back up via TimeMachine to AFP shares on an Ubuntu Linux file server, exported by netatalk/afpd. These clients back up at arbitrary times of the day, ...
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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 /etc/...
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monitor rsnapshot's log file with logwatch [closed]

How does one go about including rsnapshot's log file in logwatch's configuration? Logwatch is software that will parse logs and check for important information and email it to someone. How can one ...
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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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rsnapshot subdir of user home directories

i want to make backups of specific subdirs in my users home directories. For example the typical home dir looks like: \home\alice\backup \home\alice\something_else \home\bob\backup\ \home\bob\trivia ...
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Is it possible to have multiple log files for one rsnapshot?

the company im working for use rsnapshot for its backup. I know where to put the log path in the conf file, but i was wondering if it was possible to have something like : /var/log/rsnapshot --> ...
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Mount point not working well

We have an automated rsnapshot job every day that writes on a mounted disk. Lately, instead of writing on the mounted disk it did it on the main filesystem, slowly filling the space available. Is ...
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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 Use%...
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rsnapshot LVM fails to remove snapshot volume

I am using rsnapshot on a Debian Wheezy server. This was recently upgraded from squeeze. Since the upgrade, I am getting the following error from the hourly cron job: remote rm -rf /share/HDA_DATA/...
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rsnapshot frequently ext3-fs error: “ext3_lookup: deleted inode referenced:”

I've having following problem frequently on our backupserver. I'll try to explain the issue in the hope somebody could clarify why and how to fix it Setup details We have a DELL r200 server attached ...
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rsnapshot Backup partition disk space

I've been reading the FAQs and man page for rsnapshot and I'm struggling to find out what it would do in the event of the backup partition being full. Ie. If I set the backups to run hourly, backing ...