Hi all, just a followup / footnote:
I reviewed this a bit more today.
- the most recent backup (generated last night) has same symptoms as
- definitely I am getting new backups generated each night
- logs look "fairly OK" to my cursory review.
- also to mention, this BackupPC host is backing up a number of
different hosts. The 'problem' host is the only windows system being
backed up (via rsyncd); all other hosts are linux (also being backed
up via rsyncd). When I look in the web interface and browse backups
for any of the other hosts - the 'fill behaviour' appears to be
Certainly this 'problem host' seems to be quite consistent - it pulled
~1.8gb of data last night in 'fresh backed up files' and those - I can
see fine. It just fails to 'fill' everything that wasn't in the latest
Also to be 'proper' - I did apt-get update and upgrade to bring the
host up to date for patching. (Debian 6.0.2->6.0.5; backuppc also
increased a minor rev number but still is not the absolute latest
version from what I can tell). This doesn't appear to have changed
behaviour/symptoms in any way.
If anyone has other thoughts on things to check // possible 'likely
causes' -- pointers are appreciated!
Just to say I was in the same case past week, with a new added windows
cilent backuped via smb.
Notice that i have several other windows clients that never had the
issue (backuped via rsyncd or smb)
The issue concerns tar files created by BackupPC_tarCreate script too
(with '-n -1' option) because this is how i met the issue as my
tarball contained only increment files, not full filled files.
As it was a newly added client, i fixed the issue by deleting all
backups for this host, and restarted from scratch (and also changing
smb method to rsyncd even if it's not smb related issue)
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