Thank you for helping me.

You are correct I killed it very quickly. Because in the previous version, the dump command would show the actual shares I wanted on the command line { and not / } and I would not get any messages like
Remote[2]: file has vanished: "/proc/2/exe"
which indicates it is *really* looking at / and not only at the mounts I want.

You said:

During this time, the target "lamp" is looking at every file on the disk, once finished, it will send the list across.

Really it looks at the whole disk when I don't want to backup the whole disk?
Is it going to send the whole list across?
Has this changed in this version then?  Because I can run dump on my old version and it does not do that.

FWIW boxes on same lan, no firewall, lamp just has one disk with everything in /

Thanks again.


On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 7:40 PM, Adam Goryachev <mailinglists@websitemanagers.com.au> wrote:
On 31/01/13 04:26, Ctdi Unix wrote:
[SNIP]

dump as a debug shows:

full backup started for directory /
started full dump, share=/
Running: /usr/bin/ssh -q -x -l root lamp /usr/bin/rsync --server --sender --numeric-ids --perms --owner --group -D --links --hard-links --times --block-size=2048 --recursive --ignore-times . /
Xfer PIDs are now 5652
xferPids 5652
Got remote protocol 29
Negotiated protocol version 28
Remote[2]: file has vanished: "/proc/2/exe"

You should add:
 
        -x, --one-file-system       don't cross filesystem boundaries
to the $Conf{RsyncArgs} either in the machine config, or global config file.
<control c>

You have cancelled the backup before any error, please be more patient, this step can take a very long time. If the target "lamp" is a machine which is not on your local LAN, or is behind a firewall, the firewall or NAT router can sometimes drop the connection because of this long period of network silence. During this time, the target "lamp" is looking at every file on the disk, once finished, it will send the list across. I is also possible that the remote machine has come across a file which is blocking it, usually the one-file-system option will help with this to avoid files in /proc or /sys etc... (which are not important/real files anyway).

Also, send the output of "df" on lamp, you may need to change the share to /home if you have a different mountpoint for /home.

Regards,
Adam
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Adam Goryachev
Website Managers
www.websitemanagers.com.au

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