[HOWTO] Daily incremental backup with rsnapshot

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Error during backup after following instructions

Post by AnthonyPaulO » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:20 am

Hello everyone,

Back in February I followed the instructions in the PDF to the letter and was able to get the incremental backup solution working. Now (many months later) I've checked the logs to see if there are any issues and apparently there's been issues since day one. I had set up a daily, weekly, and monthly snapshot, and at the end of this post is a portion of the log covering the last 5 days in May. The warning and error I get are similar to the following :

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[28/May/2011:06:00:43] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Warning! /opt/bin/rm failed.
[28/May/2011:06:00:43] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Error! rm_rf("/share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/")


I searched the thread to see if anyone else has experienced this on their QNAPs but I couldn't find anything, which leads me to believe that perhaps it's something unique to me, but I followed the detailed instructions to the letter so I'm puzzled. Looking up the error reveals the following link stating that this type of error may occur on an encfs drive :

http://www.backupcentral.com/phpBB2/two ... age-89974/

In attempting to resolve this I tried to verify that my QNAP is indeed encrypted using encfs but no luck, hence my post. Does anyone know if encfs is indeed the problem? If so, what can I do to resolve this issue? If not, what could be preventing the rm from working?

Many thanks in advance,

Anthony


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[27/May/2011:06:00:21] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: started
[27/May/2011:06:00:21] echo 16342 > /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[27/May/2011:06:00:21] /opt/bin/rm -rf /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.5/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.4/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.5/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.3/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.4/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.2/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.3/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.1/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.2/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.1/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] mkdir -m 0755 -p /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] /opt/bin/rsync -a --delete --numeric-ids --relative --delete-excluded --link-dest=/share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.1/fileserver/ /share/QuantumWard/Projects/GAMEX /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/fileserver/
[27/May/2011:06:02:17] touch /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/
[27/May/2011:06:02:17] rm -f /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[27/May/2011:06:02:17] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: completed successfully
[28/May/2011:06:00:21] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: started
[28/May/2011:06:00:36] echo 7249 > /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[28/May/2011:06:00:36] /opt/bin/rm -rf /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/
[28/May/2011:06:00:43] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Warning! /opt/bin/rm failed.
[28/May/2011:06:00:43] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Error! rm_rf("/share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/")
[28/May/2011:06:00:43] rm -f /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[29/May/2011:05:00:15] /opt/bin/rsnapshot weekly: started
[29/May/2011:05:00:15] echo 29549 > /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[29/May/2011:05:00:15] /opt/bin/rm -rf /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/weekly.3/
[29/May/2011:05:00:15] /opt/bin/rsnapshot weekly: ERROR: Warning! /opt/bin/rm failed.
[29/May/2011:05:00:15] /opt/bin/rsnapshot weekly: ERROR: Could not rm_rf("/share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/weekly.3/");
[29/May/2011:05:00:15] rm -f /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[29/May/2011:06:00:02] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: started
[29/May/2011:06:00:02] echo 30521 > /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[29/May/2011:06:00:02] /opt/bin/rm -rf /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/
[29/May/2011:06:00:02] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Warning! /opt/bin/rm failed.
[29/May/2011:06:00:02] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Error! rm_rf("/share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/")
[29/May/2011:06:00:02] rm -f /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[30/May/2011:06:00:15] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: started
[30/May/2011:06:00:15] echo 21422 > /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[30/May/2011:06:00:15] /opt/bin/rm -rf /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.5/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.4/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.5/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.3/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.4/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.2/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.3/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.1/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.2/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.1/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] mkdir -m 0755 -p /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] /opt/bin/rsync -a --delete --numeric-ids --relative --delete-excluded --link-dest=/share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.1/fileserver/ /share/QuantumWard/Projects/GAMEX /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/fileserver/
[30/May/2011:06:04:16] touch /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/
[30/May/2011:06:04:16] rm -f /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[30/May/2011:06:04:16] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: completed successfully
[31/May/2011:06:00:21] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: started
[31/May/2011:06:00:36] echo 12328 > /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[31/May/2011:06:00:36] /opt/bin/rm -rf /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/
[31/May/2011:06:00:42] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Warning! /opt/bin/rm failed.
[31/May/2011:06:00:42] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Error! rm_rf("/share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/")
[31/May/2011:06:00:42] rm -f /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid

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Re: [HOWTO] Daily incremental backup with rsnapshot

Post by stepir » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:32 pm

micke wrote:
stepir wrote:could you please confirm you mean I should add a quotation (') at the beginning and at the end of the path and it should end with /. ??

Instead of / at the beginning I would suggest you add a / at the end for all exclude patterns that are directories, e.g. --exclude='.AppleDouble/'.

/Mike


still not working, the only way around is specifying the entire path (which is not what I was looking for).

As a follow up on the other issues (rm not working) it turned out to be related on HFS+ file system as a rsync target. While looking at this I also discovered that sym link were not working as well. I replaced my usb drive and used EXT3 and both things are now working well.

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Re: [HOWTO] Daily incremental backup with rsnapshot

Post by bramschats » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:42 am

Hello,

Is it possible to change the port of the ssh for backup, i want to change the ssh port to 222 and Enabling key-based authentication.

Hope someone can help me.
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Re: [HOWTO] Daily incremental backup with rsnapshot

Post by bramschats » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:50 pm

Hello,

I am trying to change the ssh port to 222 but i think i have done something wrong in the settings, now i am getting several error messages:

When i try to enable the key-based authentication i get:

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[~/.ssh] # scp ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub admin@??:~/.ssh/authorized_keys
admin@??'s password:
/root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub: No such file or directory


when i run Rsnapshot i get the following error message:

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[~/.ssh] # rsnapshot hourly
echo 28513 > /opt/var/run/rsnapshot.pid
/opt/bin/rm -rf /share/HDB_DATA/Backup/hourly.1/
mv /share/HDB_DATA/Backup/hourly.0/ /share/HDB_DATA/Backup/hourly.1/
mkdir -m 0755 -p /share/HDB_DATA/Backup/hourly.0/
/opt/bin/rsync -a --delete --numeric-ids --relative --delete-excluded \
    --bwlimit=1024 --rsh=/opt/bin/ssh \
    --link-dest=/share/HDB_DATA/Backup/hourly.1/??/ \
    admin@??:/share/MD0_DATA/Web \
    /share/HDB_DATA/Backup/hourly.0/??/
Could not create directory '/share/homes/admin/.ssh'.
The authenticity of host '?? (??)' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is 1f:29:b2:??:40:24:3b:7f:??:??:40:f8:??:??:a4:ad.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Failed to add the host to the list of known hosts (/share/homes/admin/.ssh/known_hosts).
admin@??'s password:


I changed personal settings into ??

Can someone help me solving this problem?

thnx in advance.
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Re: [HOWTO] Daily incremental backup with rsnapshot

Post by micke » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:21 am

bramschats wrote:I am trying to change the ssh port to 222 but i think i have done something wrong in the settings, now i am getting several error messages:
...
Can someone help me solving this problem?

Try the solution I suggested in a previous message. You can include "Port 222" in the rsnapshot_config file to change the port. I guess your main "issue" is the /share/homes/admin home directory (instead of /root).

/Mike

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Re: [HOWTO] Daily incremental backup with rsnapshot

Post by bramschats » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:22 pm

Micke,

I followed your tut tut and i changed the argument in rsnapshot.conf to another port, it seems to work. I indeed did an update last week of the Qnap firmware, i think this might be causing the problem.

The RSA application could not find the file and after creating this folder i was kept asking form my password. After i used your script is was not prompted to enter my password and it all seems fine.

Thnx for the help.

Waiting for the backup to be finished

BACKUP finished:
the only warning i get is

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/opt/bin/rsync -av --delete --numeric-ids --relative --delete-excluded \
    --bwlimit=1024 --rsh="/opt/bin/ssh -p 222 -o BatchMode=yes -F \
    /etc/config/ssh/rsnapshot_config" \
    --link-dest=/share/HDB_DATA/Backup/hourly.1/bdjd.nl/ \
    admin@bdjd.nl:/share/MD0_DATA/debbie \
    /share/HDB_DATA/Backup/hourly.0/bdjd.nl/
Could not create directory '/share/homes/admin/.ssh'.
receiving incremental file list


Is this a problem it looks as if it works just fine....
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Re: [HOWTO] Daily incremental backup with rsnapshot

Post by bramschats » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:25 pm

Hello again,

Everything works right for me now i only have an issue with bwlimit, these args are put into the rsnapshot.conf:

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[06/Jul/2011:12:00:10] /opt/bin/rsync -av --delete --numeric-ids --relative --delete-excluded --bwlimit=1024 --rsh="/opt/bin/ssh -p 222 -o BatchMode=yes -F /etc/config/ssh/rsnapshot_config" --link-dest=/share/HDB_DATA/Backup/hourly.1/??/ admin@??:/share/MD0_DATA/daszo /share/HDB_DATA/Backup/hourly.0/??/


But my bandwith profile does not seem to work, when backup is running my upload is dropped to 0 (i have 3Mb maximum), it seeems the bwlimit is not working, how can i solve this problem?

Hope someone can help me.
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Re: [HOWTO] Daily incremental backup with rsnapshot

Post by bramschats » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:06 pm

After searching i found out --bwlimit was in KBS and not KbS, after changing that everything works just fine, thnx.
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Re: [HOWTO] Daily incremental backup with rsnapshot

Post by bramschats » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:55 pm

Hello,

I have one small issue with my backup.

When i try to run it from the command line and it has to backup a file bigger than 1 gig i get a connection loss and the backup will fail, i just want to test if everything is working fine but i keep getting a connection loss and i have to restart all over again and copying files from another backup into hourly_0.

Hope someone can help.
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Re: Error during backup after following instructions

Post by AnthonyPaulO » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:28 am

AnthonyPaulO wrote:Hello everyone,

Back in February I followed the instructions in the PDF to the letter and was able to get the incremental backup solution working. Now (many months later) I've checked the logs to see if there are any issues and apparently there's been issues since day one. I had set up a daily, weekly, and monthly snapshot, and at the end of this post is a portion of the log covering the last 5 days in May. The warning and error I get are similar to the following :

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[28/May/2011:06:00:43] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Warning! /opt/bin/rm failed.
[28/May/2011:06:00:43] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Error! rm_rf("/share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/")


I searched the thread to see if anyone else has experienced this on their QNAPs but I couldn't find anything, which leads me to believe that perhaps it's something unique to me, but I followed the detailed instructions to the letter so I'm puzzled. Looking up the error reveals the following link stating that this type of error may occur on an encfs drive :

http://www.backupcentral.com/phpBB2/two ... age-89974/

In attempting to resolve this I tried to verify that my QNAP is indeed encrypted using encfs but no luck, hence my post. Does anyone know if encfs is indeed the problem? If so, what can I do to resolve this issue? If not, what could be preventing the rm from working?

Many thanks in advance,

Anthony


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[27/May/2011:06:00:21] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: started
[27/May/2011:06:00:21] echo 16342 > /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[27/May/2011:06:00:21] /opt/bin/rm -rf /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.5/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.4/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.5/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.3/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.4/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.2/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.3/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.1/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.2/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.1/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] mkdir -m 0755 -p /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/
[27/May/2011:06:00:37] /opt/bin/rsync -a --delete --numeric-ids --relative --delete-excluded --link-dest=/share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.1/fileserver/ /share/QuantumWard/Projects/GAMEX /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/fileserver/
[27/May/2011:06:02:17] touch /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/
[27/May/2011:06:02:17] rm -f /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[27/May/2011:06:02:17] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: completed successfully
[28/May/2011:06:00:21] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: started
[28/May/2011:06:00:36] echo 7249 > /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[28/May/2011:06:00:36] /opt/bin/rm -rf /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/
[28/May/2011:06:00:43] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Warning! /opt/bin/rm failed.
[28/May/2011:06:00:43] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Error! rm_rf("/share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/")
[28/May/2011:06:00:43] rm -f /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[29/May/2011:05:00:15] /opt/bin/rsnapshot weekly: started
[29/May/2011:05:00:15] echo 29549 > /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[29/May/2011:05:00:15] /opt/bin/rm -rf /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/weekly.3/
[29/May/2011:05:00:15] /opt/bin/rsnapshot weekly: ERROR: Warning! /opt/bin/rm failed.
[29/May/2011:05:00:15] /opt/bin/rsnapshot weekly: ERROR: Could not rm_rf("/share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/weekly.3/");
[29/May/2011:05:00:15] rm -f /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[29/May/2011:06:00:02] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: started
[29/May/2011:06:00:02] echo 30521 > /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[29/May/2011:06:00:02] /opt/bin/rm -rf /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/
[29/May/2011:06:00:02] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Warning! /opt/bin/rm failed.
[29/May/2011:06:00:02] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Error! rm_rf("/share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/")
[29/May/2011:06:00:02] rm -f /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[30/May/2011:06:00:15] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: started
[30/May/2011:06:00:15] echo 21422 > /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[30/May/2011:06:00:15] /opt/bin/rm -rf /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.5/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.4/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.5/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.3/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.4/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.2/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.3/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.1/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.2/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] mv /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/ /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.1/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] mkdir -m 0755 -p /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/
[30/May/2011:06:00:16] /opt/bin/rsync -a --delete --numeric-ids --relative --delete-excluded --link-dest=/share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.1/fileserver/ /share/QuantumWard/Projects/GAMEX /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/fileserver/
[30/May/2011:06:04:16] touch /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.0/
[30/May/2011:06:04:16] rm -f /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[30/May/2011:06:04:16] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: completed successfully
[31/May/2011:06:00:21] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: started
[31/May/2011:06:00:36] echo 12328 > /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid
[31/May/2011:06:00:36] /opt/bin/rm -rf /share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/
[31/May/2011:06:00:42] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Warning! /opt/bin/rm failed.
[31/May/2011:06:00:42] /opt/bin/rsnapshot daily: ERROR: Error! rm_rf("/share/eSATADisk2/rsnapshot/daily.6/")
[31/May/2011:06:00:42] rm -f /share/eSATADisk2/run/rsnapshot.pid


Anyone? Not a soul out there that can help?

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Re: [HOWTO] Daily incremental backup with rsnapshot

Post by Q » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:42 am

have a look at this fantastic QPKG of rsnapshot, including a nice web ui! :D

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Re: Error during backup after following instructions

Post by garethhowell » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:59 am

AnthonyPaulO wrote:
AnthonyPaulO wrote:Hello everyone,

Back in February I followed the instructions in the PDF to the letter and was able to get the incremental backup solution working. Now (many months later) I've checked the logs to see if there are any issues and apparently there's been issues since day one. I had set up a daily, weekly, and monthly snapshot, and at the end of this post is a portion of the log covering the last 5 days in May. The warning and error I get are similar to the following :

Anyone? Not a soul out there that can help?


I had a similar problem with an installation of RSnapshot on a windows server running Cygwin. I eventually tracked the problem to the existence of a weirdly named file that rm couldn't delete. I don't recall the name of the file but it came from the resource fork on a Mac.

Gareth

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Re: [HOWTO] Daily incremental backup with rsnapshot

Post by lutzn » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:00 am

Hi,

I'm pretty new to rsnapshot.

As far as I've seen there is a way to specify an rsync host (rsyncd) as backup source. Everybody talks about using ssh with rsnapshot. ssh with rsnapshot uses between 78% and 99% CPU on my NAS what might be the reason for rsnapshot being so incredibly slow.
Is there any reason why I should not use the built-in rsyncd on the source and use rsnapshot on the destination to access it? Does this work?

Thanks!
-lutzn

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Re: [HOWTO] Daily incremental backup with rsnapshot

Post by ZipZapp » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:36 am

Awesome guide, just wanna say thank you, great work! Easy going on TS-210.
I'm a "backup-freak" and rnsapshot is my favorite for backup outside the serverrooms (where i need a more or less managable solution), made my day.
Keep it up!

Chris S
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Re: [HOWTO] Daily incremental backup with rsnapshot

Post by Chris S » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:58 pm

Hello,

I've been using rsnapshot for a while now. It is working perfectly.
I've only used it locally on one NAS.

Know I want to backup to a remote nas.
I have it working with one minor glitch.
I have to type in the admin password after invoking rsnapshot daily.

This is no option. Since I want my daily backup done without me being there to type in the password.
How can I accomplish this?

Line to make backup: " backup admin@145.117.116.32:/share/MD0_DATA/Backups/ localhost/ "

Don't mind the names of folders. It's all for testing. I know the backup will end up in the specified snapshot root.

Any help is appreciated.

Kind regards,
Chris

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