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Running rdiff-backup version 1 (say 1.2.8) on Ubuntu 20.04

I need to run rdiff-backup version 1 (say 1.2.8) on Ubuntu 20.04 to allow the Ubuntu 20.04 box to be backed up by a legacy backup server. I tried to follow the post here: https://askubuntu.com/a/...
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How to prevent rdiff-backup from deleting files?

I am using rdiff-backup to back up my data (on Ubuntu 20.04), which works quite smoothly - and I appreciate the incremental backup, keeping the data easily accessible. However, since my internal hard ...
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rdiff-backup tempdir appears to be empty

I recently had a problem with restoring an incremental snapshot using rdiff-backup where my main drive ran out of space. After setting --tempdir as discussed here, the problem went away and while ...
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How can I solve a "Version Error" when trying to run rdiff-backup between the latest Ubuntu release and the latest Security Onion release?

Background information / previous post available here: Need to try to install a specific package version -- however apt-cache madison, apt-cache policy only seem to list the latest version, though I ...
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Need to try to install a specific package version -- however apt-cache madison, apt-cache policy only seem to list the latest version

Other SE posts, for example this, show how you can install a specific package version. However, I'm unsure what exactly the naming convention / syntax used for the version I want is. I need to install ...
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can i use luckybackup to backup entire home dir to 16gb usb drive?

I wonder what backup tool has gui and can do this stress-free, shell-free way? I just want to hit button "backup entire ubuntu os" and it will do it for me.. sort of make a snapshot of all the files. ...
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Having trouble with rdiff-backup

I'm having trouble with automation of rdiff-backup. There are 2 issues right now. Script itself: #!/bin/bash ​# This is backup script for rdiff-backup # Backup command ​rdiff-backup --include-...
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Incremental File Backup With Super Easy End User Restore Interface?

Don't ask why. I need to devise an incremental file backup solution (writing to a USB attached disk array) that has a super easy interface to allow any end user (like even a receptionist) to restore ...
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How should I make the date command use the same format as rdiff-backup?

The rdiff-backup command creates incremental backups by creating several files with datestamps in their titles. The datestamps are of the format defined in the W3 Note about datetime, which are ...
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How can I reliably count the number of increments in an rdiff-backup directory?

The rdiff-backup utility is used to create an incremental mirror of a directory tree. I'd like to find out the number of increments currently saved, and save just this number into a variable value. I'...
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Commands not executing in shell script run by udev

I'm having trouble using udev to run a shell script that backs up my hard drives to an external drive whenever the external drive is connected via USB. Everything works except the actual call to rdiff-...
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Wildcards in exclude-filelist for duplicity

I am trying to exclude a "bulk" folder in each home directory from the backup. For this purpose, I have a line - /data/home/*/bulk in my exclude-filelist file. However, this doesn't seem to be ...
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archfs: backup does mount, but files are not accessible

archfs is a tool that lets one mount a rdiff-backup as a drive, and then browse the contents of the backup as if they were snapshots (think if BackInTime or Rsnapshot). rdiff-backup is a great tool ...
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OSError: [Errno 36] File name too long

I'm using rdiff-backup since a long time to pull backups over SSH to the backup-server. Recently rdiff-backup crashed with Errno 36. So I deleted the file which had the long name in the source. ...
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What are the advantages and disadventages of git or bzr + rsync vs rdiff-backup?

I used to use rsync to do backups, but then I switched to rdiff-backup to incremental backups. Recently, I discovered git and bzr while working on a coding project. So, I was thinking, I could have ...
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Switch to using rdiff-backup for backups of / instead of rsync?

I usually use rsync to do backups, with a command like this: rsync -avxz -e "ssh" --exclude ".gvfs" --numeric-ids / /media/Backup/slash/ How can I convert the arguments I use with rysnc to rdiff-...
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rdiff-backup and running out of disk space. Something weird's going on

I've got an rdiff-backup setup that backs up a largeish sql dump (1.6GB) over a network. The server it's backing up to (Ubuntu 10.10 server) has a small local disk (4GB, 1GB free) but has a cifs mount ...
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What happens if rsnapshot / rdiff-backup gets interrupted in the middle of a transfer?

Question says it all: What happens if rsnapshot or rdiff-backup gets interrupted in the middle of a transfer? I know that rsnapshot tries to make a complete snapshot of your system in rotating ...
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How to rdiff-backup / rsnapshot / backupninja from LOCAL to REMOTE machine?

I'm a bit confused about doing backups with rsync/rdiff-backup / rsnapshot via SSH. I've been looking at utilities such as backupninja and rsnapshot. These are rsync / rdiff based backup systems, ...
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