rsync'ing an rdiff-backup repository
emailgrant at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 12:51:13 MDT 2011
>> 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.
OK, I'll add --hard-links to my rsync command line.
>> 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 following seems to be working. Should it be OK?
command="rsync --server -vlogDtprz --delete .
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