backup via an intermediate drive

Cavan Fyans cavan at
Mon Feb 11 23:58:57 GMT 2008

On 11 Feb 2008, at 23:51, Matt McCutchen wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-02-12 at 00:14 +0100, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
>> On 12.02.2008 00:03, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
>>> I guess the capacity of the transport drive is way lower than the  
>>> whole
>>> storage needed?
>>> Then the option is:
>>> --write-batch
>>> But as far as i understand it, you need a second (in this case  
>>> local)
>> Strike the second, reading the next line of the man-page reveals the
>> "--only-write-batch"-option. :-)
> Using --only-write-batch instead of --write-batch does not remove the
> need for a local copy of the backup server's contents that rsync can  
> use
> to determine what data to include in the batch file.

Thanks for the quick help guys!  The external backup server will be  
online, just not with a large enough connection to realistically  
backup via the connection, hence the transportation system!

Since it will be online then presumably i can use the write-batch  
option as the in house server will be able to see the backup server to  
decide what needs transferring, and then just do the transporting of  
the batch on the intermediate drive?


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