I recently installed rsnapshot and trying to get it to do incremental backups. Now, I run first "rsnapshot alpha" and it creates alpha.0. Folder is 8GB
Then I add a 1 GB video file to the source folder. I would expect the next backup to only be 1GB but ...
after I run "rsnapshot alpha" again via cron job and it renames alpha.0 to alpha.1 - nothing strange here as this is what its meant to do - but the folder is 9GB (8GB original folder plus 1GB video file). That is not what I was expecting as this is going to eat into my storage rapidly.
Isn't the point of using rsnapshot that it allows you to save space by doing incremental backups?
Is this possibly to do with rsync_short_args and rsync_long_args in the rsnapshot.conf file?