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[rdiff-backup-users] Sorry for polluting the list - To make amends, here's a few tips & tricks
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:10:27 +0100
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Sorry for polluting the list. Lesson learned: Do not hack together your
own auto-reply in the mail-client :( .
In an effort to make amends, here's a few random tips and tricks.
Nothing earth-shattering, but hopefully someone, somewhere, at some
point, will find it helpful.
Generally, rdiff-backup works well and does not require a lot of
intervention. The biggest problem ATM is the we restore seldom, so an
error can go unnoticed for a long time unless we catch it. The error
messages are often horrible.
Rdiff-backup is very flexible and kind of low-level, which is a good
thing. But it also mean it's not very useful without some additional
- As a bare minimum, check to see if rdiff-backup generated a
statistics file for the run.
There should be a "rdiff-backup-data/session_statistics.*.data" file.
The data in it should make sense =)
- SSH's "ServerAliveInterval" helps long-running ssh connections
echo -e "ServerAliveInterval 5\n" >> ~/.ssh/config
chmod 600 ~/.ssh/config
- Use a ssh key with rsync-backup like this:
--remote-schema "ssh -i /path/to/key -C %s "
- Use "--terminal-verbosity" :
Sometimes manual rdiff-backup operations takes a long time. It's nice
to get some feedback on what's going on.
"--terminal-verbosity 6" seems lik a good tradeoff.
- "--test-server" doesn't always work.
Mostly use "--list-increments" to test the repository.
- Diff can help you compare folders as well:
diff -rq --exclude=".*" /home/os/ /tmp/restored_files/
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