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Old 10-21-2009, 02:54 AM   #1
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Modify rsnapshot backups manually

What is the correct way to manually add files to the rsnapshot backup directories?

For example if a server that was not up for a longer period of time or if there was an error during the backup, it is possible that the backup set gets removed from the daily sets. I would like to copy them e.g. from the weekly.0 set.

Also sometimes a backup of a remote system takes ages and I would like to copy files to an external hdd and transfer it manually to the rsnapshot backup dirs so that the next run will speed up.

Introducing files for the first time is not difficult as it is only a copy. But how about modifying an existing backup or manually copying a weekly backup to the daily sets?

I don't want to break things or to greatly increase the backup size...


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