Re: [BackupPC-users] Real Time View of What Is Being Copied

2022-03-04 Thread Les Mikesell
ith the rsync back then and slower CPUs. It could be that rsync tried to write them all at the other end too. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.

Re: [BackupPC-users] Real Time View of What Is Being Copied

2022-03-04 Thread Les Mikesell
t tools to copy it will act as though the empty parts were filled with nulls. Rsync might handle them these days but may still take the time to send the stream of nulls. But in any case they are rarely used on Windows. -- Les Mikesell lesmik

Re: [BackupPC-users] Real Time View of What Is Being Copied

2022-03-03 Thread Les Mikesell
be to use windows VSS snapshots. You can search the mail list for other discussions but there is a link here to a tool to do that. https://sourceforge.net/p/backuppc/mailman/message/37189039/ -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___

Re: [BackupPC-users] Question about full backups

2022-03-03 Thread Les Mikesell
n incremental but get them in a full. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/backuppc-users Wiki:https://github.

Re: [BackupPC-users] Getting lost in installation following documentation

2022-03-02 Thread Les Mikesell
runix.com/install-backuppc-on-debian-11/ -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/backuppc-users Wiki:https://github.com

Re: [BackupPC-users] Can't access older backups after upgrade

2021-11-04 Thread Les Mikesell
e backuppc pool on NFS. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/backuppc-users Wiki:https://github.com/backuppc/backuppc/wiki

Re: [BackupPC-users] Recommend an external drive

2021-10-18 Thread Les Mikesell
very-services.product.100458004.html I'm not even sure you have to be a member to order it online. I've generally had better luck with Seagate than WD but I think they are mostly the same these days. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com

Re: [BackupPC-users] We need excellent and well-written documentation for linux backup software

2021-08-28 Thread Les Mikesell
proach for most people will be to install the packages built for your linux distribution so it will stay updated with the rest of the system along with its dependencies. And then the final configuration will depend somewhat on the package and distribution defaults as well as your local clients. --

Re: [BackupPC-users] Lost config.pl file during full backup

2021-08-01 Thread Les Mikesell
u mentioned 'which' system you are talking about. I'd guess it was some linux distribution, but their packaging and updates work differently. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackupPC 4.4.0: Incremental smb backup is skipping not backed-up files under certain conditions

2021-06-11 Thread Les Mikesell
ns. I think I recall something about the third rsync backup getting a speedup too, where the block checkums are saved on the 2nd run after a file has been copied. Not sure if that still applies to v4. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ Backu

Re: [BackupPC-users] Problem with WakupSchedule and Backupplan

2021-05-04 Thread Les Mikesell
nclude specific directories you may miss later additions or changes on the host. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/ba

Re: [BackupPC-users] Copied config with old hostname and backing up myself by mistake

2021-04-14 Thread Les Mikesell
ios names it would be the client's own idea of its name that matters. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/backuppc-users Wiki:

Re: [BackupPC-users] Renaming clients from IPs?

2021-04-14 Thread Les Mikesell
e name or IP address that will work on your network to reach it. It can also be used if you want to split a single large host into separate runs with subsets of directories. You can make it appear like separate hosts for scheduling while still pointing to the same actual target. -- Les Mikesell

Re: [BackupPC-users] Renaming clients from IPs?

2021-04-13 Thread Les Mikesell
S or puts the IP in ClientAliasName he still needs to rename the existing backups made with the IP as the hostname. Does that take more than just changing the host and renaming the directory under pc/ to match? -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@

Re: [BackupPC-users] Handling machines too large to back themselves up

2021-04-08 Thread Les Mikesell
f tiny files that could feasibly be archived as a tar or zip file instead of stored separately? Also, rsync versions newer than 3.x are supposed to handle it better. Is your server side extremely old? https://rsync.samba.org/FAQ.html#4 -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gma

Re: [BackupPC-users] Backup Stuff on HTTP Servers

2021-03-16 Thread Les Mikesell
nfigurable and will notify you about all kinds of things. I used it very extensively, but again it was several years ago - I'm retired now. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.

Re: [BackupPC-users] Backup Stuff on HTTP Servers

2021-03-16 Thread Les Mikesell
em into subversion or cvs (perhaps editing out any timestamps inserted by the retrieval process so only 'real' changes will show as a new commit with differences) and having a viewvc wrapper to make the changes easy to spot. -- Les Mikesell les

Re: [BackupPC-users] Full backups taking a very long time

2021-03-13 Thread Les Mikesell
re sensitive to out-of-spec cables or something and auto-switch down. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/backupp

Re: [BackupPC-users] Using BackupPC 4.x with rrsync on the client

2021-02-10 Thread Les Mikesell
On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 1:58 PM wrote: > > 4. Further, along that line, while sudoer has been well-tested, About that https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2021/01/27/cve-2021-3156/ -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC

Re: [BackupPC-users] Using BackupPC 4.x with rrsync on the client

2021-02-10 Thread Les Mikesell
fully! – be the > solution. Isn't rrsync just a perl wrapper to start rsync but ensure it is only accessing a permitted subdirectory? If so it should be a matter of tweaking the command to start it to be compatible. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com __

Re: [BackupPC-users] Which filesystem for external backup drive?

2021-02-06 Thread Les Mikesell
l publicized. If you connect 2 drives configured as time machine backups and keep them both connected it will automatically alternate between them. Since it runs every hour, I think this is a more robust scheme than using raid for redundancy with the things that can go wrong in raid recovery. --

Re: [BackupPC-users] Which filesystem for external backup drive?

2021-02-05 Thread Les Mikesell
zfs_linux/ Torvalds declared: "Don't use ZFS. It's that simple." So, there's always freebsd... -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge

Re: [BackupPC-users] Which filesystem for external backup drive?

2021-02-05 Thread Les Mikesell
USE or questionable legality. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/backuppc-users Wiki:https://github.com/backuppc/backu

Re: [BackupPC-users] Which filesystem for external backup drive?

2021-02-05 Thread Les Mikesell
found its tools to be good at repairs (had trouble with XFS long ago, back when it's speed of creating/deleting files made it seem to be worth using). -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list Backu

Re: [BackupPC-users] Which filesystem for external backup drive?

2021-02-04 Thread Les Mikesell
asional > backuppc gremlin of disappearing files in that I can find the cpool > file and revert it from past snapshots. Are you sure that the disappearing files aren't a quirk of btrfs in the first place? -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com __

Re: [BackupPC-users] OT: To top-post or not?

2021-02-04 Thread Les Mikesell
o it doesn't matter much whether the new part was on the top or bottom. And when you reply, if you expand the old part it shows as >prefixed if you want to interleave your reply or trim the quoted part. -- les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com _

Re: [BackupPC-users] OT: To top-post or not?

2021-02-03 Thread Les Mikesell
at you can ignore or expand that it doesn't really matter whether the new part is at the top or bottom. But yes if you need to reply to different parts it should be interwoven. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users

Re: [BackupPC-users] Checking rsync progress/speed/status

2021-01-12 Thread Les Mikesell
lot of reading before it finds something that doesn't match what the server already has. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.net/list

Re: [BackupPC-users] Checking rsync progress/speed/status

2021-01-12 Thread Les Mikesell
ret it. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/backuppc-users Wiki:https://github.com/backuppc/backuppc/wiki Project: ht

Re: [BackupPC-users] Return to BackupPC

2021-01-11 Thread Les Mikesell
On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 10:49 AM Jan Stransky wrote: > > Sorry, I did not read full thread... But I use a Docker image, that is > very easy at home. Do you lose any efficiency between the docker image and the mounted storage? -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@

Re: [BackupPC-users] Return to BackupPC

2021-01-09 Thread Les Mikesell
be too complicated for most casual users to tackle on their own. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/backuppc-users Wiki:

Re: [BackupPC-users] Return to BackupPC

2021-01-09 Thread Les Mikesell
w anything to build your own package if that is ever necessary. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/backuppc-users Wiki:

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackupPC 4.x on Raspberry PI?

2021-01-07 Thread Les Mikesell
others and you can find some YouTube demonstrations/reviews of them. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/backuppc-users

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackupPC 4.x on Raspberry PI?

2021-01-04 Thread Les Mikesell
iences will be that helpful. One thing to consider, though, is that the tiny CPU fans that some of the kits provide are remarkably noisy. I ended up swapping with a fanless Flirc case but you might want to check some reviews or youtube demonstrations before picking anything. -- Les Mikesell le

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackupPC 4.x on Raspberry PI?

2021-01-04 Thread Les Mikesell
t you'd want to use ethernet for backups anyway. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/backuppc-users Wiki:https:

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackupPC 4.x on Raspberry PI?

2021-01-03 Thread Les Mikesell
the place to start. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/backuppc-users Wiki:https://github.com/backuppc/backuppc/wik

Re: [BackupPC-users] Windows (rsyncd) Backup issues

2021-01-02 Thread Les Mikesell
BackupPC? Or am I > missing something? VSS gives you a frozen snapshot that you can copy without contention of worrying about changes. It doesn't protect against future corruption or other problems with that disk or filesystem. -- Les Mikesell

Re: [BackupPC-users] Backuppc in large environments

2020-12-01 Thread Les Mikesell
robably need to interact with the database servers with commands backuppc can send to get dumps that won't change during the copy. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.source

Re: [BackupPC-users] Turn-key backup solution for all-Windows network

2020-11-19 Thread Les Mikesell
n what you have connected and your cabling. - Les Mikesell l...@gmail.com ___ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPC-users@lists.sourceforge.net List:https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/backuppc-users Wiki:https://github.com/backupp

Re: [BackupPC-users] [BackupPC-devel] BackupPC 4.4.0 released

2020-06-25 Thread Les Mikesell
> The system got itself into this state from a standard yum update. That's why you want to stick to all packaged modules whenever possible. Over time, dependencies can change and the packaged versions will update together. You can probably update a cpan module to the correct version manually

Re: [BackupPC-users] Migrating Hosts

2019-02-04 Thread Les Mikesell
at you lose the hardlinks into the pool/cpool directory that next backup run needs to be able to match files and make new hardlinks. So you'll get a 2nd copy of each file in your archive until the copied backups expire and are deleted. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com _

Re: [BackupPC-users] Large directory

2018-07-09 Thread Les Mikesell
till sending files. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most engaging tech sites, Slashdot.org! http:/

Re: [BackupPC-users] Large directory

2018-07-06 Thread Les Mikesell
slowing down from swapping. For a brute-force approach to see what is happening you could strace the rsync process on the sending side. You could at least tell if it is still opening/reading files. -- Les Mikesell

Re: [BackupPC-users] Slow local backup

2018-06-18 Thread Les Mikesell
e), so I expect it to take longer. > > This time, I'm seeing higher IO-wait numbers: Moving the disk head around is almost always the slowest operation and on the first full it has to traverse every file. And backups tend to not fit the normal OS caching mechanisms that try to hide that slowness.

Re: [BackupPC-users] about migrate to a new server

2018-05-11 Thread Les Mikesell
an make tar images with BackupPC_tarCreate from the old server. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most engaging tech sites, Slashdot.org! http:/

Re: [BackupPC-users] about migrate to a new server

2018-05-10 Thread Les Mikesell
imilarly-sized device. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most engaging tech sites, Slashdot.org! htt

Re: [BackupPC-users] Best way to copy backuppc data

2018-02-03 Thread Les Mikesell
em may be confused by the identical UUID's if you have both drives connected when you reboot, though. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most engaging tech s

Re: [BackupPC-users] Can not start backup when client was a long time away

2018-01-12 Thread Les Mikesell
ity it never works directly except I wait > for hours. The thing most likely to fix itself over time would be name resolution for a DHCP client. Do you know how the name is registered after the machine is connected? And then how it propagates to your DNS service? -- Les Mikesell

Re: [BackupPC-users] Host Priority Option

2017-12-12 Thread Les Mikesell
appen first just before the blackout time ends. If everything has the same schedule, these will continue to run first as long as everything completes in order. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check o

Re: [BackupPC-users] problem with samba

2017-11-21 Thread Les Mikesell
running a samba server you may have configured options that are incompatible with the backuppc client use. But that still doesn't explain a difference between full and incremental runs. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com

Re: [BackupPC-users] error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) (Restoring)

2017-11-16 Thread Les Mikesell
On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:08 PM, B <lazyvi...@gmx.com> wrote: > On Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:45:40 -0600 > Les Mikesell <lesmikes...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Yes, but things have to be very, very screwed up to get to the point >> where the user can't fix it with

Re: [BackupPC-users] error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) (Restoring)

2017-11-16 Thread Les Mikesell
On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:37 AM, B <lazyvi...@gmx.com> wrote: > On Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:21:49 -0600 > Les Mikesell <lesmikes...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> damaging) direct restore. But the admin should know what to tweak if >> he does need that massive

Re: [BackupPC-users] error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) (Restoring)

2017-11-16 Thread Les Mikesell
copies of old files or directories but could not do a massive (and potentially damaging) direct restore. But the admin should know what to tweak if he does need that massive restore. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ---

Re: [BackupPC-users] Execute bash script after each share on backup server

2017-11-10 Thread Les Mikesell
Anything else will be considered an error status. Scripts normally return the exit value from the last command executed. If that is not following conventions you can add a line 'exit 0' at the end to make backuppc consider it successful regardless.

Re: [BackupPC-users] Phantom host

2017-10-27 Thread Les Mikesell
is querying those PDC/SDC boxes themselves or some other systems that would have to be kept in sync? -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most e

Re: [BackupPC-users] Phantom host

2017-10-27 Thread Les Mikesell
self into DNS? Also, is your backuppc DNS server your PDC or does it have to keep DNS updated to some other server for your domain? -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant tech communit

Re: [BackupPC-users] BPC4: checksum

2017-10-27 Thread Les Mikesell
multiple names, each with different shares, using ClientNameAlias to point it to the same target to make it possible to split the fulls into different days so each completes in the available time. -- Les Mikesell

Re: [BackupPC-users] BPC4: checksum

2017-10-27 Thread Les Mikesell
, so removing it might be a bad idea aside from eliminating the check for corruption or changes in content that don't update the directory/inode. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant te

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackupFilesOnly file with format date

2017-10-16 Thread Les Mikesell
luded in today's backup too, you aren't going to take more space, or even much more time by including it again. You'll only save space if you are expiring the backups earlier than you remove the files on the source system. --

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackuPC 4 hang during transfer

2017-09-22 Thread Les Mikesell
this is happening? Remember, your situation is unusual in that you are competing with the ZFS compression activity. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackuPC 4 hang during transfer

2017-09-20 Thread Les Mikesell
anges is pretty expensive. Also, I'm not sure anyone has experience with changing the compression level between runs. If you've done that it might add overhead. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackuPC 4 hang during transfer

2017-09-20 Thread Les Mikesell
about 12 times slower than any other tested solution. > Obviously, same backup server, same source servers. You mentioned using zfs with compression. What kind of disk performance does that give when working with odd sized chunks? -- Les Mi

Re: [BackupPC-users] Backing up Windows using rsync

2017-09-19 Thread Les Mikesell
tup by adding them in the web interface with the syntax newname=oldname instead of just the new name. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most e

Re: [BackupPC-users] Backing up Windows using rsync

2017-09-19 Thread Les Mikesell
if that would help, but it > didn't. > What do you see if you look at it in the web configuration interface for that host? If it is still trying to access '/' it is not parsing your sharename the way you expect

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackuPC 4 hang during transfer

2017-09-19 Thread Les Mikesell
On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 10:47 AM, Gandalf Corvotempesta <gandalf.corvotempe...@gmail.com> wrote: > 2017-09-19 17:41 GMT+02:00 Les Mikesell <lesmikes...@gmail.com>: >> If your client rsyncd is configured to write a log file you should be >> able to see the invocation ther

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackuPC 4 hang during transfer

2017-09-19 Thread Les Mikesell
should be able to see the invocation there. Just guessing, I'd say there is probably something wrong in your excludes and you are wandering into the /sys, /proc, or /dev directories and hanging when you access the contents. -- Les Mikesell

Re: [BackupPC-users] Backing up Windows using rsync

2017-09-19 Thread Les Mikesell
onf{XferMethod} = 'rsyncd'; > > $conf{RsyncShareName} = 'C'; Something is wrong in your config. Backuppc thinks you have $conf{RsyncShareName} = '/'; (the default). Are you using the web interface to make and view the config changes for this host? --

Re: [BackupPC-users] Backing up Windows using rsync

2017-09-18 Thread Les Mikesell
mon on the target system, use rsyncd as the xfermethod instead of rsync. > $conf{RsyncShareName} = 'C'; And the sharename(s) should match the 'modules' you configured in your rsyncd.conf. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -

Re: [BackupPC-users] pc files ereadable (encoding?)

2017-09-05 Thread Les Mikesell
installed where you access the disk so that you can use the command line tools BackupPC_zcat or BackupPC_tarCreate. See the 'Command Line' section of http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/faq/BackupPC.html. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -

Re: [BackupPC-users] Email in backup success/failure

2017-09-03 Thread Les Mikesell
upPC-4.1.1.html#Email-reminders-status-and-messages It doesn't notify you specifically if one backup attempt fails. It notifies you when you don't have a good backup newer than EmailNotifyMinDays. -- Les Mikesell lesmik

Re: [BackupPC-users] Scheduling advice

2017-09-01 Thread Les Mikesell
On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 11:35 AM, Gandalf Corvotempesta <gandalf.corvotempe...@gmail.com> wrote: > 2017-09-01 18:29 GMT+02:00 Les Mikesell <lesmikes...@gmail.com>: >> Unless you have a huge turnover in data, keeping more backups will not >> take a lot more space on the

Re: [BackupPC-users] Scheduling advice

2017-09-01 Thread Les Mikesell
ith only 7 days of backups. Unless you have a huge turnover in data, keeping more backups will not take a lot more space on the server. There is only one copy kept of each unique file, no matter how many backups you keep. And, since it is compressed it will take less space than the original copy. That

Re: [BackupPC-users] Scheduling advice

2017-08-31 Thread Les Mikesell
n and works backwards to clean up the old copies so you should have whatever files are still there even if some were somehow deleted. Still, if your pool filesystem is totally corrupted all bets are off - like it would be with any system. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com

Re: [BackupPC-users] Scheduling advice

2017-08-31 Thread Les Mikesell
you'll only lose the single day that you delete. > > And what If I don't have any other filled backup but only incrementals > made from the deleted "filled" ? "Filled" backups don't take a lot more space, just more time to build the directory structure. If you are

Re: [BackupPC-users] Scheduling advice

2017-08-31 Thread Les Mikesell
use you'd lose things that are pooled from other hosts. In any case, though, if the next (rsync) run does not find an existing copy it should fill it back in. Tar/smb backups would take a full run to recover since they only transfer new files by timestamp on incrementals. -- Les Mikesell

Re: [BackupPC-users] Scheduling advice

2017-08-31 Thread Les Mikesell
ion and pooling across host will likely at least double the history you can keep online unless your data is mostly unique and already compressed. -- Les Mikesell lesmikesell@ -- Check out the vibrant tech community

Re: [BackupPC-users] Backing up the BackupPC pool

2017-08-10 Thread Les Mikesell
ere you expect one to move most of the data so the 2nd one should go very fast and catch anything the 1st one missed. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com > -- Check out the vibrant tech community on on

Re: [BackupPC-users] DumpPre/DumpPost scripting with $type incr

2017-08-04 Thread Les Mikesell
led by BackupPC. > If your database has a 'backup to stdout' command like mysqldump or pg_dump you can pipe though gzip to save the local copy which may save enough space to make it practical. And then you can exclude the uncompressed location from your backup to also save space on the server.

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackupPC_serverMesg has no effect?

2017-07-22 Thread Les Mikesell
rt on a host or two as I was leaving work on Fridays using the web interface so they would have the weekend to complete if necessary - and to correct any time-skew that might have happened. This was slightly before the blackout time would end so there would not be a problem with concurren

Re: [BackupPC-users] I'd like to make a suggestion to the BPC devsm

2017-07-21 Thread Les Mikesell
ecreate, unless you have already automated that with tuned kickstart files or all of your systems are identical. The ReaR tool I mentioned in another post will create a script to re-create an existing system. For Windows systems, I'd use Clonezilla images as the base, but that does take extra time and di

Re: [BackupPC-users] I'd like to make a suggestion to the BPC devsm

2017-07-21 Thread Les Mikesell
e boot isos until you might need to burn a copy. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most engaging tech sites, Slashdot.org! htt

Re: [BackupPC-users] I'd like to make a suggestion to the BPC devs

2017-07-21 Thread Les Mikesell
g it well for so long...). -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most engaging tech sites, Slashdot.org! htt

Re: [BackupPC-users] I'd like to make a suggestion to the BPC devs

2017-07-20 Thread Les Mikesell
le inactive branches. The easy way to get this facility is to do your work on a Mac. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most engaging tech sit

Re: [BackupPC-users] Backing up the server computer

2017-07-13 Thread Les Mikesell
On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 2:01 PM, Bob Katz wrote: > > > It's a mess and I wish I could back out of it and start from scratch. > Also in the process I tried to create a xinet.d method of initiating > rsync and I fear a conflict. All I did was install xinetd and create > some

Re: [BackupPC-users] Backing up the server computer

2017-07-12 Thread Les Mikesell
op the daemon as the only > command I've found to stop the daemon incorporates the nonexistent PID > file. > > Any thoughts, please? Thanks! I noticed in your rsyncd.conf that you are running it as user backuppc. That probably will prevent it from accessing ports below 102

Re: [BackupPC-users] Backing up the server computer

2017-07-05 Thread Les Mikesell
ort (tcp/873?) to/from localhost in your firewall. But my opinion has always been that computers are supposed to do work so that humans don't have to, so I've always just run rsync over ssh to localhost just like everything else instead of doing the e

Re: [BackupPC-users] Backing up the server computer

2017-07-03 Thread Les Mikesell
running > > So I'm still stuck :-( Did you get any result from the "rsync localhost.localdomain::" test? If that doesn't connect, it is probably blocked by the firewall settings. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com

Re: [BackupPC-users] Feature request: Restore Search across all shares/backups

2017-06-14 Thread Les Mikesell
an option in the web interface would be great - and there it could even be aware of what host(s) the user is allowed to access. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's

Re: [BackupPC-users] How to backup a laptop over internet

2017-05-30 Thread Les Mikesell
he routing is only complicated if the endpoint is on a router or some other device. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most engaging tech sites,

Re: [BackupPC-users] How to backup a laptop over internet

2017-05-29 Thread Les Mikesell
ething that will work with a dynamic DNS service. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most engaging tech sites, Slashdot.org! htt

Re: [BackupPC-users] Exchanging keys

2017-05-14 Thread Les Mikesell
gt; Normally the key goes in root's home directory under .ssh/authorized_keys. That 'ssh-copy-id' command is a shell script if you want to see what it does. Maybe you find wherever root's home directory is in the sandbox environment and make a copy there. If not, and you end up using rsyn

Re: [BackupPC-users] Recommend add to manual

2017-05-14 Thread Les Mikesell
selinux contexts are set correctly during the package install. Does that work through symlinks? Maybe you could make the symlink the other direction if you want to call it some other name. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com --

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackupPC v4 for Fedora / EPEL Update

2017-05-09 Thread Les Mikesell
ng life spans and updates? Seems safer than putting a same-named package in a different repo where a future update will probably accidentally pull in some other same-named package and clobber the one you wanted to keep.

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackupPC 4.1.1 and NFS shares

2017-04-21 Thread Les Mikesell
he differences over the network). Is there any way you can run rsync remotely against the NFS host instead? -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most engaging

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackupPC v4 for Fedora / EPEL Update

2017-03-30 Thread Les Mikesell
ny case, and I think the version of yum in RHEL/Centos 6 and up will handle URL's directly so you could shorten that to: yum install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ---

Re: [BackupPC-users] BackupPC v4 for Fedora / EPEL Update

2017-03-30 Thread Les Mikesell
yum --enablerepo=extras install epel-release.That is, the release package that installs the EPEL repo is available in the Centos extras repo which is part of the distribution. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com --

Re: [BackupPC-users] Regarding "merges", am I correct?

2017-03-26 Thread Les Mikesell
stay current. > It might be even nicer to add the rpm-building script into the source repository so anyone could build an rpm of a new version and install without losing the file management features of rpm. -- Les

Re: [BackupPC-users] cannot "su - backuppc" after script

2017-03-26 Thread Les Mikesell
ent direct logins. You can still "su -s /bin/bash - backuppc" or "sudo su -s /bin/bash - backuppc" if that is the case. -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com ---

Re: [BackupPC-users] XferLOG.z is all trashed

2017-03-22 Thread Les Mikesell
; xterm > > Does anybody have a clue about that ? The remote system is sending some output before starting rsync over the ssh login.There is probably something being started in /etc/profile, /etc/bashrc or root's .profile or .bashrc that is complaining about not having TERM se

Re: [BackupPC-users] RPM for BackupPC 4

2017-03-18 Thread Les Mikesell
that reason. Are you planning to try to make one package that upgrades without breaking or a separate backuppc4 package so the admin can choose when/if to upgrade? -- Les Mikesell lesmikes...@gmail.com -- Check

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