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Is running rdiff-backup or rsnapshot save while source directory is written?

I'm wondering if it's safe to use rdiff-backup or rsnapshot on a source directory which is written to while backup is running. Will they backup a snapshot of source or will they eventually backup ...
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Are there technical reasons why specific directories can or should be excluded from backup in Linux, and what are those directories?

I am doing a backup of my Linux CentOS 6 using Rsapshot. I already have daily backups that do only critical things like databases and emails. However, I'd like to set-up a "total" backup where ...
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rsnapshot: What's wrong with my crontab?

I am using Rsnapshot for backups (Linux CentOS 6). Here is my /etc/cron.d/rsnapshot: 30 11 * * * root /usr/bin/rsnapshot nowandthen > /backups/rsnapshot_cron.txt 2>&1 15 11 * * 4 root ...
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rsnapshot exclude_file not working for local backup?

I've setup rsnapshot for 2 Ubuntu 14.04 servers. One is over SSH, the other is local. The configs are almost exactly the same, however the local backup seems to not honor the exclude_file. Global ...
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Linux using 15GB of RAM with nothing

I'm having a problem with my linux server, I searched many times but I couldn't find a case like mine. I have a linux server with 32GB RAM, it's fine when it boots but after some days in execution ...
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Rsnapshot --exclude-from file not working for sub directories

I am doing a remote backup. This are my rsnapshot config. config_version 1.2 snapshot_root /data/sbackup/ cmd_cp /bin/cp cmd_rm /bin/rm cmd_rsync /usr/bin/rsync cmd_ssh /usr/bin/ssh ...
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Why does rsnapshot's sync/sync_first command backup ALL my files everytime?

I'm trying to get rsnapshot working for remote backups (via ssh). I have a working configuration and I can perform all my backups. In my conf I have enabled sync_first=1. As I understand it, this ...
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rsnapshot or similar tool for no added size differential backup

I've currently got a backup that backs up all my files to an external hard drive, but currently I am traveling and I want to backup file changes, but without having to duplicate all the files, or ...
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Rsnapshot permissions issue when performing remote backup of Macbook

I am using rsnapshot on my home server to take backups of my macbook over SSH. Everything is configured and working correctly but I have an issue with the permissions. Because I have different users ...
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rsnapshot: how to remove all files from a tree including read-only directories

I just discovered that rm -f can not remove files from a tree including read-only directories. Is there an alternative command that can do this? The removal is triggered by rnapshot and I thought ...
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How to safely back up a sparsebundle that is exported via afpd?

I have several OSX client machines that back up via TimeMachine to AFP shares on an Ubuntu Linux server, exported by netatalk/afpd. These clients back up at arbitrary times of the day, every day. ...
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rsync error: symlink has no referent

I am trying to configure rsnapshot (which uses rsync) to backup a Windows server but I am having trouble with rsync being unable to follow a symlink on the server to be backed up. Setup: Windows ...
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rsnapshot / cp-al: duplicate files on mounted NFS share

The Scenario I'm backing up one of my Debian wheezy machines via rsnapshot. The target directory is a mounted NFS share. A Qnap NAS serves this target directory. The Problem But rsnapshot complains ...