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Questions tagged [rdiff-backup]

Backup tool for performing full and incremental backups.

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rdiff-backup needs too much space to recover from failure of previous backup?

I have quite a lot of free space (and inodes) on this filesystem, but rdiff-backup apparently runs out of space. And hence my backups are not working at the moment :-(. Why? (I wonder how much ...
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Found too many current_mirror incs!

After upgrading my rdiff backup rdiff-backup --version rdiff-backup 1.2.8 i get the following error message: Exception 'Found too many current_mirror incs!' raised of class '<type 'exceptions....
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Install rdiff-backup on centos 7

I'm having trouble installing rdiff backup on Centos 7. Every google search is telling to get this https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/r/rdiff-backup-1.2.8-11.el7.x86_64.rpm one way or the ...
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Back up and sync to mirror disk or image file

Let's assume a computer with 1 TB SSD and 2 TB HDD and an empty external 4 TB HDD for backup purposes. Now, to prevent data loss if one of the drives fails, a disk image or a copy of each file can be ...
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rdiff-backup - backup folder smaller than the original / error when restoring files

I'm testing rdiff-backup and I thought maybe someone could help me out. 1: Why is my backup smaller than the original folder? In my remote server I have 36G and in my backup server it's only 29G. 2: ...
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iconv module (to use with rsync) to avoid windows-illegal filenames in local NTFS partition

I would like to locally attach an NTFS volume to my unix (Ubuntu) machine, and copy (replicate) some unix directories to it, using rsync, in a way that the result is readable under Windows. I do not ...
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How are XFS deltas for xfsdump -l n calculated?

I have a xfs filesystem with many small and a couple very large files (~100GB), its on a lvm2 volume. I want to do incremental backups from it. Is there any computational overhead when using a tool ...
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rdiff-backup operation not permitted [closed]

Objective I'm trying to execute the following command in my Python script: rdiff-backup --terminal-verbosity=5 --remote-schema "ssh %s -p1019 -i C:/Users/Adam/.ssh/private-passphrase rdiff-...
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Checking destination directory after “No space left on device” error

My latest backup attempt with rdiff-backup failed due to "[Errno 28] No space left on device". And it's true, according to du there are 0 bytes available on the backup device. When I now try to ...
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Backup using rsnapshot not working

I have a server web based Linux and i want to make backup every hour using rsnapshot. this is my rsnapshot file configuration : config_version 1.2 snapshot_root /var/Majjane-Save/ cmd_cp /...
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rsnapshot backup not working?

I installed rsnapshot and configured it to make backup every hour. But the issue is all backups that are made not working. Let me explain to you, I made 3 backups hourly.0, hourly.1 and hourly.2. ...
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Software to do a 3 way backup

I am currently doing a backup of my system on an external hard disk using rdiff-backup. This kind of backup is good when the disk dies. However, I was also wondering if I can extend this method to do ...
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Wildcards in exclude-filelist for duplicity

I am trying to exclude a "bulk" folder in each home directory from the backup. For this purpose, I have a line - /data/home/*/bulk in my exclude-filelist file. However, this doesn't seem to be ...
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How to free space taken by rdiff-backup data?

I use rdiff-backup for my backups. My disk runs out of space. I would like to clean some rdiff-backup data by removing either: the backup data of small files with a large number of different ...
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Is there a FUSE which permits transparently accessing incremental backups?

While creating incremental backups is relatively simple (and can be automated, e.g. via rdiff-backup), in order to access a specific state of a file one first has to manually restore the backup, which ...
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--remote-schema option for rdiff-backup

I'm running the following command: rdiff-backup --remote-schema '%s' 'sudo /usr/bin/rdiff-backup --server \ --restrict-read-only /'::/etc /var/backups/hosts/derp It's backing up /etc from ...
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Incremental system backup and restore w/ rsync or rdiff-backup issues

I've been reading about using rsync and rdiff-backup to make incremental backups of my entire Linux system. I am planning to practise that by setting up a Linux system, making some changes to it, ...