rsync'ing an rdiff-backup repository
kmk at sanitarium.net
Thu Aug 18 19:37:01 MDT 2011
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On 08/18/11 21:32, Grant wrote:
> I'm rsync'ing an rdiff-backup repository to a different machine and I
> have a few questions I'm hoping you guys can help me out with.
For a backup repository with craploads of hard links I recommend using
something block level instead of file level. Using pvmove on a Linux
LVM(2) volume would be best case.
> Should I use --archive? Or maybe -rlD instead?
You should use --archive and --hard-links. If you don't use
- --hard-links your data size will simply explode.
> Can I restrict an SSH key to rsync? I can do it with rdiff-backup
> with command="rdiff-backup --server" but I can't figure out how to do
> it with rsync.
See rrsync. It comes with the rsync source tree in the support directory.
> The rdiff-backup repository I'm syncing from is on a USB hard disk. I
> do want to use --delete so I'm worried that the repository copy could
> be deleted if the USB disk is not mounted. Am I better off creating a
> second rdiff-backup repository instead of rsync'ing the first one?
Shouldn't be too difficult to script a check for the correct mounted
> - Grant
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