> I just installed BackupPc in a Debian machine to back up a few Windows
> machines. Everything works fine except for the incremental backups. If I
> modify or even delete a file and then do an incremental backup it doesn´t
> reflect those changes. However, if I do a complete backup it does reflect
> the changes.
Smbclient incrementals are based only on the mtime. So a deleted
file, or a file modification that doesn't change the mtime (including
renaming a file or unpacking files from a zip archive) will not be
detected during an incremental.
Rsync, in contrast, detects deleted files, new files, or any
attribute change (eg: size, exist/delete, owner, modes, mtime)
during an incremental.
Long term I want to look into using the FileSys::SmbClient module
instead of smbclient. This would give BackupPC direct access to
the client files and directories, allowing it to compare all the
attributes and file delete/create against the last full, which
would give more accurate incrementals.
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