I'm trying to backup /etc/ directory on CentOS 5.2 using BackupPC. It takes several hours and then aborted by signal ALRM. There is a partial backup created with all data from /etc But BackupPC thinks the backup is failed and always starts doing full backup again.
If I try to run rsync manually from the backup server it works flawlessly and finishes in about 5-10 seconds.
I have additional server with several GB of data I'm backing up and it works without a problem.