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 "<path>": No space left on device (28)
I now have an hourly.0 directory which I assume contains an incomplete incremental backup. How do I recover from this situation without losing data, and redo the backup?
My initial thoughts are to:
- Delete hourly.0 (because it contains an incomplete incremental backup of data since hourly.1 ?)
- Free up space on the external drive or move the entire contents of my external drive to a larger drive
- Re-run Rsnapshot.
My biggest concern is that deleting hourly.0 will somehow confuse Rsnapshot and cause problems. But is this the right approach?