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rsync slows down over the daily images

I am using rsnapshot which is using rsync in the background for creating backups of my data. I logged the time rsnapshot runs and there are two strange things: At first it slows down with every daily ...
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Full paths with rsnapshot and rsync server at source side with --relative option are truncated - how to preserve full source paths?

When using rsnapshot with following configuration: #/etc/rsnapshot.conf snapshot_root /backup.rsnapshot/ rsync_long_args --relative backup user@laptop:/home/user/test/ ./ a directory /backup....
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Rsnapshot log entries: “Number of hard links > 1”

I just noticed that my syslog is being spammed by rsnapshot, writing <host name> cron[1100]: (*system*rsnapshot) NUMBER OF HARD LINKS > 1 (/etc/cron.d/rsnapshot) every minute or two. It ...
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Rsnapshot RW as root, RO for everyone else

I am using rsnapshot to store snapshots. I would like root to be able to write to it so rsnapshot can run. I can't change permissions because I want to preserve them so each user can still only ...
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rsnapshot wrongly filter getting added

I have following lines in rsnapshot.conf snapshot_root /mnt/T4Backup2T/Incremental-Backup rsync_long_args --numeric-ids exclude_file /home/CD/CLPB/backup-files/rsnapshot/saraswathi.exclude ...
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failed rsnapshot of mapped network directory when scheduled

I have a problem when running rsnapshot for backing up a network mapped drive directory to my local client via cron (and only via a scheduled job). If I run rsnapshot in a CYGWIN terminal manually I ...
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Rsnapshot made my external disk run out of space

I have Rsnapshot doing incremental backups from Client1 to Server1 (RAID 5) within folder "BACKUP". On Server 1, tonight, I copied the "BACKUP"to an external disk for the first time using the command ...
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How to move physical disks content (rsnapshot content in there) to another physical disk?

Situation: simple linux system, with external removable usb media (rdx), single primary partition with ext4 filesystem on them for backups. Using some external usb disk media (rdx disks) for ...
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automatically repair rsnapshot config: replace spaces with tabs

rsnapshot is quite picky in its config: the commands have to be separated by TABs and not spaces. if you use rsnapshot configtest you see the errors, but how can I automatically repair the errors ...
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rsnapshot very slow

For backing up data in my office I use a Raspberry Pi model B (I had a spare one) running rsnapshot. Basically, every night it copies data from a bunch of smb mounted folders to a couple of external ...
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rsnapshot is not doing incremental backup

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 ...
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Getting Rsnapshot permissions right

I've used rsync for years to keep a backup copy of my /home/User1 (Client1) on my Server1 (in a folder /mnt/Server1/Backup). These are not production machines. This folder is mounted on Client1 with ...
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rsnapshot without using rm/cp to rotate hourly intervals

Rsnapshot is a great tool, and I've been using it for years. I have discovered that my backups now take a very long time: 80 minutes. And I repeat that every 4 hours. After looking in the log, most ...
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Questions about Rsnapshot - user permissions, deletion and hardlinks

Does Rsnapshot need root permissions on remote server side? I'm using a common user. backup commonuser@remoteserver:/directory directory/ I'd like to backup some folders like /home, /opt, /etc ...
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how to efficiently encrypt backup via gpg

I have the following problem. I'm currently need to store my backup on a cloud solution like dropbox since my local nas is broken. That's why I have to encrypt my backup. I'm using rsnapshot to ...
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Unable to explore sub-directory in Samba share with Linux ACLs

The basic problems is that I have a Domain Connected QNAP and want to publish the RSnapshot snapshots via Samba so users can recover their own files from backups. (As per the original RSnapshot HowTo: ...
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How to restore file from rsnapshot backup with correct permissions

I have installed a fresh version of Debian. I would like to restore some files in home with my backuped version as well as some under etc. The backup was created with rsnapshot. The point which is ...
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rsnapshot a remote server - best practice for permissions

I am trying to setup ssh-key based login for a remote server to rsnapshot daily. The key I am using is a normal user key, but it obviously doesn't have root access, so when rsnapshot connects to the ...
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cron rsnapshot - weekly before monthly how to

I'm trying to run rsnapshot per the doc specs, to avoid race conditions. basically the docs say to run the largest interval before the smaller one, about a half hour apart, and so forth. (not using ...
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How to exclude symbolic link in rsync/rsnapshot

I am using rsnapshot to manage my backups. The file /home/foo/bar is a symbolic link to a folder, and I want to exclude it. The --exclude option does not work, because if the pattern ends with a / ...
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Remote Syncing RSnapshots

I am in the process of setting up a (proper) backup system which is built upon my NAS and rsnapshot. I have the NAS which has two drives in case one dies which in itself is not a backup, but I am also ...
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rsnapshot settings confusion

I'm trying to set remote backup for my website. in /etc/rsnapshot.conf, I've set the following things but its still not working. snapshot_root /abc_backups/ backup root@1.2.3.4:/var/www/abc.com/...
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Rsnapshot multiuser

I have setup a server. In this server I have made several users and those people are logging in on a regular basis. I want to offer everyone to setup their own rsnapshot, so that they can take ...
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Specifying remote directories to be excluded from rsnapshot backup

I've looked around a bit without finding an exact answer to my question, which is how to specify a directory to be excluded from only the remote filesystem backup. Say I've got two machines: a ...
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Proper way to set up rsnapshot over ssh

I have two Debian 8 servers: Server A: at home, lots of storage Server B: vps at commercial host, running web and mail services Both are pet projects, not business stuff. Server B runs rsnapshot ...
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What the heck is going on with my cron scheduler? (rsnapshot)

CRONTABS I'm using rsnapshot with cron. Here's what sudo crontab -l shows me. 0 */4 * * * /usr/bin/rsnapshot hourly 30 3 * * * /usr/bin/rsnapshot daily 0 3 * * 1 ...
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Backup with rsnapshot only if there are changes

I use rsnapshot to make regular backups of my systems' filesystems to a remote server. (For those familiar with rsync but less used to rsnapshot here is a brief introduction to its workings. A backup ...
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rsnapshot default root directory seems wrong

I'm running openSuse 13.2. In the config file, /etc/rsnapshot.conf.default, there is the following entry: snapshot_root /.snapshots/ rsnapshot has never been run. Yet in /.snapshots there are a ...
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alternative approach for selective deletes from rsnapshot tree with find?

I'm looking for a generalizable solution to this problem, 'cause I'm sure it will come up again. I have a client that does medical research. Periodically we have to remove the datasets provided by ...
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Having trouble with rsnapshot via ssh (from debian laptop) of Nokia n900

** edit 8/6/15 * So the crux of my problem turned out not to be some quirkiness with the config file. In the end it turned out I simply had multiple ssh directories in 2 different places, and was ...
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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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rsnapshot taking a long time to backup, are the scripts correct?

I am wondering if the backup system I am maintaining was incorrectly setup from the start which may explain why it is slow. Backup Objective: Carry out daily incremental backups from a NAS storage (...
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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 "<path>": No space ...
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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 rsync:...