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Newbie question: How can I preserve/keep specific snapshots, independent of "retain"

Posted by Michael_OF 
Hi all,


I'm using rnsnapshot since a couple of weeks now, backing up my VPS to my Linux box at home, or exactly to an USB drive
attached. Switched from self-written scripts with incremental tars and a lot of ssh-ing. Main reason was the very nice
hard link concept of rsnapshot, makes restoring MUCH easier than incremental tar archives.

*** Thanks to all who spent their effort into this nice and very useful tool ***

I'm using retain like usual I guess, (daily/weekly/monthly), and there's a small thing I'm missing: E.g. for major
upgrades it would be cool to preserve a snapshot, ideally with naming it, independent of any backups cycles.

I can easily do this by e.g.

cp -al daily.0 <named_snapshot>

but I'm not 100% sure if the sheer excistence of these additional hard links to snapshot_root might intefere somehow,
e.g. for future automatic deletes of snapshots by rsnapshot itself.

I guess not, but I want to be sure, that's why I'm asking here :-)


Regards,
Michael

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On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 03:21:30AM +0200, Michael_OF wrote:

> I'm using retain like usual I guess, (daily/weekly/monthly), and there's a small thing I'm missing: E.g. for major
> upgrades it would be cool to preserve a snapshot, ideally with naming it, independent of any backups cycles.
>
> I can easily do this by e.g.
>
> cp -al daily.0 <named_snapshot>
>
> but I'm not 100% sure if the sheer excistence of these additional hard links to snapshot_root might intefere somehow,
> e.g. for future automatic deletes of snapshots by rsnapshot itself.

That'll be absolutely fine.

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Hi David,

thank you very much for clarifying this!

Kind regards,
Michael

Am 05.06.2017 um 13:30 schrieb David Cantrell:
> On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 03:21:30AM +0200, Michael_OF wrote:
>
>> I'm using retain like usual I guess, (daily/weekly/monthly), and there's a small thing I'm missing: E.g. for major
>> upgrades it would be cool to preserve a snapshot, ideally with naming it, independent of any backups cycles.
>>
>> I can easily do this by e.g.
>>
>> cp -al daily.0 <named_snapshot>
>>
>> but I'm not 100% sure if the sheer excistence of these additional hard links to snapshot_root might intefere somehow,
>> e.g. for future automatic deletes of snapshots by rsnapshot itself.
>
> That'll be absolutely fine.
>

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