Last night I was playing around with BackupPC and a have found quite a
large bug in the smb Xfer method. I have found that NEW files do not get
backed up on in incremental backup with a modified date older than the
last backup. Now you may be wondering how you could end up with the
modified date older than the creation date, it happens when you have more
than one partiton on a windows box and you copy or move an old file to th=
c:\ from say the d:\. This may not cause any problems for most of you,
but, this is a major flaw in functionality.
This may be a possible solution to this problem:
Before I found BackupPC I was investigating using rsync to backup the
macines with samba. I did this by mounting the remote machine to a
directory (mount -t smb //example/c$ /mnt/backuppc) and then running rsyn=
on the mount point, this worked quite well.