Changing path in old backups - WAS: Re: Changing permissions on existing backup source

Kevin Korb kmk at
Sat Jan 4 13:21:20 MST 2014

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I don't use rsnapshot so I don't know if it can handle that or not but
doing an mv will not disrupt the hard link structure itself.

On 01/04/2014 03:18 PM, Charles Marcus wrote:
> On 2014-01-01 1:12 PM, Kevin Korb <kmk at> wrote:
>> The easiest solution is to just do the same chmod on the most
>> recent backup before running the next backup.
> Hi Kevin,
> This worked perfectly, and my shiny new server is now live, so
> thanks very much.
> I have a related question though...
> I want to continue using my old backups, but the new server has a
> new hostname too.
> So, similar to your suggestion above...
> Currently, the backups snapshot dir hierarchy is:
> /path/to/mnt/snapshots/hourly.#/hostname/
> Can I mv the hostname to the new hostname before I start the
> backups on the new server? Or will that break the older backups?
> Trying to get my head round what exactly happens, but its starting
> to hurt... ;)
> Thanks,
> Charles

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