[CentOS] [OT] Building a new backup server

Tue Nov 5 22:25:06 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 3:45 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> Yeah, I know, we're trying to move stuff around, that's not infrequent,
>> given the amount of data my folks generate.
> And that's the other place that backuppc will help.  If you move a
> file that is already in an existing backup, backuppc's rsync will copy
> it over the network because it doesn't have a match in that location,
> but when it goes to add the compressed copy to the pool it will notice
> that there is already a file with identical content there and use a
> hardlink instead of needing additional space.

Um, but rsync will already do that. Anyway, when I mean move things, I
meant whole backups to a less-full drive, or the much rarer times that we
need to move a user who's using a *large* amount of space.