"Jeffrey J. Kosowsky" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
wrote on 03/30/2011 04:11:05 PM:
> Wouldn't a better/more robust solution be to define the blackout
> period for that machine to exclude everything except for the weekend
> -- or everything but Friday night if you just want a single Friday
> night backup.
> Just use a host-specific config file
I do not believe that will work: because unless
something's changed in 3.2, you can't have separate blackout periods for
incrementals and fulls. Therefore, your incrementals won't run! :)
That would actually be a somewhat nice feature, but
it's really just a hack to allow people to force-schedule BackupPC. You
can achieve the same thing via cron jobs if you really really want to.
Except for archives, which aren't schedulable under BackupPC at *all*
(grrr), I've found that simply letting BackupPC manage itself works fine.
It either self-adjusts (because it just runs out of time and a backup
might be skipped for a day), or I manually adjust it by starting a full
backup on a different day.