[PLUG] rsync options for backup

Russell Senior russell at personaltelco.net
Sat Jun 23 08:14:09 PDT 2018


Not generally. Moving disks is often to get a bigger drive, in which case
you want a bigger filesystem, including more inodes. Using dd and resizing
(afaik) does not increase the number of inodes available. I'm typically
doing this on RAID1 block devices so duplicating to a new drive (e.g. in
case of drive failure) is handled by the RAID layer.

On Sat, Jun 23, 2018, 08:08 Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 23 Jun 2018, Russell Senior wrote:
>
> > Yeah, the hardlinks issue is one I encountered primarily when moving
> > backups to a new drive. My solution there was to build a shell script to
> > reperform the snapshots one by one from the old backups to the new one.
> > This limited the memory required.
>
>    If the entire dirvish backup is to be moved from one hard drive to
> another
> would dd be an appropriate way of doing this?
>
> Rich
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