Bug 238158 - fwbackups: RFE: rsync enhancements
fwbackups: RFE: rsync enhancements
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fwbackups (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Stewart Adam
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-04-27 11:22 EDT by Bernard Johnson
Modified: 2008-07-03 14:55 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: fwbackups-1.43.2-0.1.rc2.fc8
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Last Closed: 2008-07-03 14:55:27 EDT
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Description Bernard Johnson 2007-04-27 11:22:45 EDT
Description of problem:
Moved from bug #433772.

For rsync backups, please give the ability to not use dated directories. 
That way, a fast sync can be setup that just snapshots the data defined in the
backup job.  Also, the ability to use rsync over ssh would be superb.

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Comment 1 Stewart Adam 2007-05-12 20:53:19 EDT
As an example, do you mean the user could input a directory name, such as
"MyBackup" and rather than dated directories just have it replace the contents
of "MyBackup" each run?
Comment 2 Bernard Johnson 2007-05-22 17:30:49 EDT
Not replace, (one-way) synchronize (but I think that's what you meant).  And I
don't necessarily care about naming the directory, it could be the same name
(minus the date) that you currently use.

Then each time the backup runs, it updates a snapshot in time of the system it's
running on.

In fact, it might be good to keep the date in the directory name and just rename
it at each run.  This way you would instantly know when it ran last.
Comment 3 Stewart Adam 2007-07-03 10:23:10 EDT
I'm working on fwbackups a bit today, and I'm still unclear as to what you mean
- As in change the options to use (update) snapshots rather than a full copy?
Comment 4 Bernard Johnson 2007-07-04 18:13:56 EDT
As it works right now, if you specify for example 3 days of rsync backups, each
backup directory will be dated and contain a full backup of the system.

What I am suggesting is the ability to keep a backup directory in sync with the
system when it's run.

When you run the backup the first time, it creates a full set of backed up files
in /backup/target/dir/myname.

Then, each successive run updates only the files needed (using rsync) to bring
the  /backup/target/dir/myname completely up to date with the files on the system.

This essentially gives you an updated set of backed up files from the system
each time that the program is run (a snapshot in time), but at the expense of
only updating the files that have changed (rsync).
Comment 5 Stewart Adam 2007-07-04 20:01:28 EDT
Okay I see what you mean - The folder can be renamed to include the date of the
most recent run but the directory contents should never be removed, only updated
with file changes.
Comment 6 Bernard Johnson 2007-07-04 20:10:32 EDT
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 03:07:48 EDT
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Comment 8 Stewart Adam 2008-04-04 09:16:38 EDT
Sorry, I know it's been a while but this is being worked on.
Comment 9 Jon Stanley 2008-04-23 16:29:16 EDT
Adding FutureFeature keyword to RFE's.
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2008-06-01 22:07:14 EDT
fwbackups-1.43.2-0.1.rc2.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2008-06-01 22:11:49 EDT
fwbackups-1.43.2-0.1.rc2.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2008-06-03 03:27:37 EDT
fwbackups-1.43.2-0.1.rc2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update fwbackups'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-4809

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