I'm facing 2 issues while using faubackup.
o First, I'm getting the 2004-xx-xxxx@... type output for some
of my directories. I'm running faubackup as root though (well, a cron
job actually) so I don't see why this should be happening. I read an
earlier thread mentioning something like this, but IIRC they were NOT
running as root. Any help will be appreciated.
o Faubackup is supposed to be making incremental backups using
hardlinks to previously backup copies right? Doesn't seem to be
happening. Here's what du says about my Music backup for the last 3
So where are the space savings? Perhaps its something in the way du
computes consumed disk space? But even df reports similar data. Am I
missing something here?
On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 08:30:17PM -0700, Diwaker Gupta wrote:
> o First, I'm getting the 2004-xx-xxxx@... type output for some
> of my directories.
Something went wrong with your backup.
Please try to reproduce it and have a look at faubackup's error
> o Faubackup is supposed to be making incremental backups using
> hardlinks to previously backup copies right?
Yes, it should.
When you are not sure: ls -l shows the link count in the second column.
This value should be above 2 for shared backup files.
If your backup really doesn't get hardlinked, then please provide
some more information (filesystems used, ls -l output of the files,
etc) so .
Perhaps your disk space problem gets solved once you solve the
one with broken backups.