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Re: Curve fitting for rsync snapshot deletion

by atcroft (Monsignor)
on Nov 21, 2013 at 19:59 UTC ( #1063797=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Curve fitting for rsync snapshot deletion

Rereading your post, I will ask this (for completeness)-have you looked over what is being backed up to be sure you are not backing up unnecessary files (cache/temp files, installers/ISOs/other large files you have elsewhere, etc.)? Also, does your backup include things that may be changing frequently (example: database files, Outlook .ost/.pst files, etc.) that may result in changes/updates causing the entire file to be archived multiple times?

Just a thought.


Comment on Re: Curve fitting for rsync snapshot deletion
Re^2: Curve fitting for rsync snapshot deletion
by mhearse (Hermit) on Nov 21, 2013 at 21:13 UTC
    This is a good point... Basically I'm klutz proofing my work machine. Protecting against accidental deletions. So I'm blindly backing up everything. And relying on the deduplicating power of rsync snapshots.

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