rsync'ing an rdiff-backup repository

Kevin Korb kmk at
Fri Aug 19 12:53:28 MDT 2011

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If it works it works.  Using rrsync just makes it much easier as you
don't have to anticipate the options that rsync will be using.

On 08/19/11 14:51, 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.
> 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 .
> /backup",from="",no-port-forwarding,no-X11-forwarding,no-pty
> - Grant

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