I'm pretty new with backuppc, and I think I'm having some kind of
trouble with one linux machine out of five or six that I've got running
It seems that way too many files are being transferred in the
incremental backups. For the most part, this particular machine just
adds a few database entries and a few files each day. However, if you
look at the included table, you can see that the last incremental backed
up about 285,000 files as 'new', if I read the table correctly. Looking
at the logs, I saw many files that have dates from 3/4 years ago, where
nothing has recently been done with them.
The incremental takes some five or six hours to run, and I've got some
other somewhat similar machines that are admittedly using less disk
(perhpas 50%) that run their incrementals in a few minutes. The full
backup takes eleven hours for about 11 gigs.
When I first installed backuppc on this particular machine, I used the
rsync over ssh method. I recently configured rsyncd on the client
machine, and converted the config on the backuppc server, the backup got
a bit slower.
The backuppc server is running rsync 2.6.0 protocol 27. The client I'm
having this trouble with is running rsync 2.6.2 protocol 28.
What's the best way to nail down what is happening, and why?