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I have just downloaded rsnapshot and read the HOWTO. Two points remain
to be clarified _before_ the first usage of this program.

1. In 4.3.7 the intervals for the backups are discussed.
Does this mean that rsnapshot will automatically
executed at the intervals given after this command
has been given for a single time? Or has rsnapshot
to be included in a cron job as suggested by
part 5 of the HOWTO? If so, what is the meaning
of having intervals included in rsnapshot itself
as described in 4.3.7 when the crontable knows
everything about the intervals?

I think about backing up to an external hard
disk which would be used only for this purpose.
This would mean that the disk will be running
solely for this purpose at irregular intervals.
How should I configure rsnapshot, together
with which options should I start rsnapshot
for this one time usage?

I would be glad to receive answers to me
questions here soon, but I also suggest
to amend the pertinent HOWTO paragrafs
to clarify this points.

2. How can one use the dataext-Option of
logrotate in conjunction with rsnapshot
in order to avoid backups of numerous
log reports?

A. Mehl

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Post Automatic execution vers. one time execu 
Hallo, Albrecht,

Du meintest am 08.12.06 zum Thema [rsnapshot-discuss] Automatic execution vers. one time execution:

I have just downloaded rsnapshot and read the HOWTO. Two points
remain to be clarified _before_ the first usage of this program.

1. In 4.3.7 the intervals for the backups are discussed.
Does this mean that rsnapshot will automatically
executed at the intervals given after this command
has been given for a single time? Or has rsnapshot
to be included in a cron job as suggested by
part 5 of the HOWTO? If so, what is the meaning
of having intervals included in rsnapshot itself
as described in 4.3.7 when the crontable knows
everything about the intervals?

The interval in "rsnapshot.conf" does not call any cronjob, it only
tells how many backups with that title are done.

You have do declare the cronjobs by yourself - via "crontab -e" in the
"root" tab or with an editor in "/etc/cron.daily" and so on.

If you edit the "root" tab you should choose
first yearly
then monthly
then weekly
then daily
then hourly

I think about backing up to an external hard
disk which would be used only for this purpose.
This would mean that the disk will be running
solely for this purpose at irregular intervals.
How should I configure rsnapshot, together
with which options should I start rsnapshot
for this one time usage?

You have to check wether the disk is mounted. Otherwise the partition
with the mount point is used ...

And then you have to manage somehow the "fsck" interval.

I would be glad to receive answers to me
questions here soon, but I also suggest
to amend the pertinent HOWTO paragrafs
to clarify this points.

Perhaps you take a look at
http://arktur.shuttle.de/CD/3.4/slack/ap1/rsnapshot-noarch-1.2.9-1hh.tgz

It's a special solution for a school server which calls "rsnapshot"
via the script "/root/bin/mach-back", it reads some parameters from "/
root/.mach-back/<name>".

2. How can one use the dataext-Option of
logrotate in conjunction with rsnapshot
in order to avoid backups of numerous
log reports?

If "logrotate" puts the rotated files into a special directory ".../
OLD/" then you should exclude */OLD/*

Please excuse my gerlish.

Viele Gruesse!
Helmut



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