[CentOS] Rsync and differential Backups

Tue Nov 10 08:51:27 UTC 2015
John Logsdon <j.logsdon at quantex-research.com>

Thanks John - I haven't used XFS.

This issue arose on ext3 I think some years ago on a rather elderly
system.  If XFS avoids this that's great but if someone is still using
legacy systems, they need to be warned!

> On 11/10/2015 12:18 AM, John Logsdon wrote:
>> I have been using rsnapshot for years now. The only problem I've found
>> is
>> that it is possible to run out of inodes. So my heads-up is that when
>> you
>> create the file system, ensure you have more than the default inodes - I
>> usually multiply the default by 10. Otherwise you can find your 1Tb USB
>> drive failing after 259Mb and you can't then recover the files. Rather
>> embarrassing.
> or use a file system, like xfs, that has no static allocations.

Best wishes


John Logsdon
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