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Apparmor cp -al [closed]

I am attempting to setup a Apparmor profile for rsnapshot. When I run in complain mode I get no errors. When I enable to the profile, I still get no apparmor errors, but rsnapshot itself is broke. ...
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Meaning of Crossing filesystem boundaries, --one-file-system, etc

I'm planning to use rsnapshot to backup my whole Linux system, though I'm confused by -x option (same of one_fs in rsnapshot.conf). The man page says: -x one filesystem, don't cross partitions ...
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Entries I can safely exclude doing backups

I'm planning a backup strategy based on rsnapshot. I want to do a full system backup excluding files and directories that would be useless for the restore to have a working system again. I already ...
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Rsnapshot via SSH speed issue

I am trying to backup bunch of desktops running RedHat 6.4 (i86_64) LVM on the top of ext4 to our file server running RedHat using rsnapshot and ssh. I am on 1GbE. I am finding the speed of the first ...
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rsnapshot LVM without root

I'd like to cron a local backup to a locally mounted USB drive. I'm using rsnapshot and want it to back up an LVM snapshot onto the USB drive. But, unless I run the cron as root it complains that I ...
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Rsnapshot destination full - how to safely rerun?

I ran my Rsnapshot backup today but my external drive became full half-way through the incremental backup (I have about 20 incremental backups now). "rsync: write failed on "": No space left on ...
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Control how long Rsnapshot keeps a file after being deleted

I have an Rsnapshotting local server that takes snapshots of folders of miscellaneous computers within the local LAN. There are daily, weekly, monthly and yearly snapshots. So somebody puts a file ...
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Remote backup of local server applying Rsnapshot

I have a server which uses Rsnapshot to take snapshots of folders in miscellaneous computers within a Lan. I would like to have another server located remotely that is to serve as a backup to this ...
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Does Rsnapshot work on Fat32 filesystem?

Does Rsnapshot work on the Fat32 filesystem? I get the impression from Rsnapshots homepage that it does, but then I read here that it doesn't. So I'm not sure what to think.
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Kill and resume a rsnapshot backup properly

Suppose that after starting a rsnapshot backup on my laptop I notice that it will take too long time and that I have to shutdown the laptop in a few minutes. Is there a way to quit rsnapshot without ...
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How do I backup via rsync to a remote machine, preserving permissions and ownership?

Drive A is 2TB in a closet at home. Drive B is 2TB in my office at work. I'd like drive A to be the one I use regularly and to have rsync mirror A to B nightly/weekly. The problem I have with this ...
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Faking rsnapshot initial backup

I'm currently using plain and flat rsync to backup my files, meaning I have no incremental backups. A few days ago I became aware of the existence of rsnapshot and after looking at the man page I ...
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Linux device-mapper & ext4: what happens when the COW table fills up?

Consider the following scenario: I use Linux device mapper to create a snapshot of an ext4 file system. The snapshot is mounted as read-only; the source volume is mounted as read-write. I read the ...
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Re hardlink and old rsnapshot backups [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an easy way to replace duplicate files with hardlinks? I changed my naming scheme on rsnapshot from localhost to my actual host name, unfortunately this 'caused ...
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Can I do a “test run” with rsnapshot?

I occasionally make changes to my rsnapshot.conf and I'm wondering if there's any way I can do a test run that is sync-ed to a location other than the normal flow... something that's not an interval. ...
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root user denied access to .gvfs in rsnapshot?

I was running rsnapshot as root and I got the following error. Why would this happen? what is .gvfs? rsnapshot weekly slave-iv ...