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[rdiff-backup-users] using rdiff-backup to backup block-devices

From: ewheelerinc
Subject: [rdiff-backup-users] using rdiff-backup to backup block-devices
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 18:27:12 -0500

Freisei wrote:
> Is it possible to patch rdiff-backup to backup snapshots of lvm2-devices?
> Would be great to have incremental backups of my virtual machines.
> rdiff-backup /dev/vg0/backupdiff .
> Fatal Error: Source /dev/vg0/backupdiff is not a directory
> For rsync there is a patch called "--copy-devices"

Yes it is!

See the  Dec 21, 2010 16:39:41 PST 2010 blog entry here:
BlockFuse to the Rescue: rdiff-backup of LVM Snapshots and Block Devices 



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