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I'm currently running rsnapshot in an few isolated setups, but I would
like to be able to pull multiple backups from different servers into the
same directory hierarchy, but be able to allocate disk space per server
(multiple mounts under snapshot_root). I can't seem to see a way to do
this, but I'm hoping I've just missed it. Is there a way to get
rsnapshot to create directories as below?

snapshot_root
|
+ server1
| |
| + daily.0
| + daily.1
| + daily.2
|
+ server2
| |
| + daily.0
| + daily.1
| + daily.2
|
+ server3
| |
| + daily.0
| + daily.1
| + daily.2

Is the best way to do this to have separate cron entries for each
machine, each referencing a different config file? Some other way? I
suppose with multiple config files and each server in it's own
directory, they could all run simultaneously with their own lock file.

--
Joel Johnson



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Post rsnapshot directory naming 
Hi Joel,

Others have expressed interest in this configuration as well. I wonder
how people would side if the issue was put to a vote (hostname/daily.0
vs daily.0/hostname).

Right now, the best method is probably seperate cron entries with
seperate config files. Anyone else on the list have anything else to add
to this?

Thanks,
-Nathan

Joel Johnson wrote:
I'm currently running rsnapshot in an few isolated setups, but I would
like to be able to pull multiple backups from different servers into the
same directory hierarchy, but be able to allocate disk space per server
(multiple mounts under snapshot_root). I can't seem to see a way to do
this, but I'm hoping I've just missed it. Is there a way to get
rsnapshot to create directories as below?

snapshot_root
|
+ server1
| |
| + daily.0
| + daily.1
| + daily.2
|
+ server2
| |
| + daily.0
| + daily.1
| + daily.2
|
+ server3
| |
| + daily.0
| + daily.1
| + daily.2

Is the best way to do this to have separate cron entries for each
machine, each referencing a different config file? Some other way? I
suppose with multiple config files and each server in it's own
directory, they could all run simultaneously with their own lock file.




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Post rsnapshot directory naming 
My vote would [obviously] be for hostname/time. Any reason why multiple sessions couldn't be successfully run in parallel?

Joel Johnson

-----Original Message-----
From: Nathan Rosenquist [mailto:nathan < at > rsnapshot.org]
Sent: Fri 6/17/2005 8:30 PM
To: Joel Johnson
Cc: rsnapshot-discuss < at > lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [rsnapshot-discuss] rsnapshot directory naming

Hi Joel,

Others have expressed interest in this configuration as well. I wonder
how people would side if the issue was put to a vote (hostname/daily.0
vs daily.0/hostname).

Right now, the best method is probably seperate cron entries with
seperate config files. Anyone else on the list have anything else to add
to this?

Thanks,
-Nathan

Joel Johnson wrote:
I'm currently running rsnapshot in an few isolated setups, but I would
like to be able to pull multiple backups from different servers into the
same directory hierarchy, but be able to allocate disk space per server
(multiple mounts under snapshot_root). I can't seem to see a way to do
this, but I'm hoping I've just missed it. Is there a way to get
rsnapshot to create directories as below?

snapshot_root
|
+ server1
| |
| + daily.0
| + daily.1
| + daily.2
|
+ server2
| |
| + daily.0
| + daily.1
| + daily.2
|
+ server3
| |
| + daily.0
| + daily.1
| + daily.2

Is the best way to do this to have separate cron entries for each
machine, each referencing a different config file? Some other way? I
suppose with multiple config files and each server in it's own
directory, they could all run simultaneously with their own lock file.


Post rsnapshot directory naming 
Hi Joel,

Well, if try the method I mentioned earlier (and use seperate config
files and lock files), there's no reason more than one rsnapshot
instance can't be running. You would just have each snapshot_root be
something like /.snapshots/hostname/.

As for multiple simultaneous backups running from one instance of
rsnapshot, we may add this someday in the future. Under this (future)
scenario, rsnapshot would fork off x number of processes which would
each call rsync. If anyone wants to write this I would welcome their
contributions :)

My vote would [obviously] be for hostname/time. Any reason why multiple sessions couldn't be successfully run in parallel?

-Nathan


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