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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] rdiff-backup limit time range

From: Greg Troxel
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] rdiff-backup limit time range
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:29:06 -0400
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Eric Gendron <address@hidden> writes:

> I would like to know 2 things...
> How to limit hours of the backup.  I would like to limit backup operations
> between 23h30 and 6h00am to not slow down the daytime bandwidth.
> Can I just kill the process (cron job) at 6h00am ?

You can, but the next one will start regressing and then start over, so
this is really not going to be a useful outcome.

> Also, I think if the job isn't finished 24hours later, a second
> rdiff-backup job will start...  Is there a protection to avoid that?  Is
> running 2 rdiff-backup on the same datas (source and destination) could be
> a problem?

That's really a question of writing scripts around rdiff-backup instead.

But if your backups don't complete in less than half of your interval,
your situation really isn't going to work anyway.

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