Archive for the 'rsync' Category
When you set-up a new RSYNC job on a readynas you typically want it to do a FULL backup initially and then incrementals on each subsequent backup. And you get the option of having it do another FULL backup weekly or every two weeks, etc, if you like.
But what if you don’t want it to ever do a full backup? Why you ask? Well in my case I just switched from a ReadyNAS 1100 to a 2100 as my primary machine. My off-site backup server has not changed (an old freenas box). So my backups have been running for a year and I have no need to do a full backup. Nor do I have the time as it would take about 3 months to finish a full backup over the internet! And why bother with a full backup as the data on the new 2100 is the same data as was on the old 1100. And certainly the off-site freenas server still has the current backup data. I just want to continue on doing incrementals… that’s all. But there is no option in FrontView to skip ever doing a FULL. But there is a way:
Install Toggle SSH and SSH Root add-ons and shell into the box
cd /var/log/frontview/backup vi status_backup_XXX (where XXX is the your backup job #)
Remove whatever is in the file (likely somthing like CANCELLED!!Wed Aug 26 21:49!!warn) and replace with this:
COMPLETED!!Wed Aug 26 08:44!!OK
This tells the readynas that the job ran at some point in the past and to just do an incremental. Feel free to replace the day/date/time with something closer to the current date (once this blog post becomes dated).No comments