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Idea: XBian-backup
26th Jul, 2016, 06:31 AM
Post: #46
RE: XBian-backup
(26th Jul, 2016 03:45 AM)Nachteule Wrote:  
(26th Jul, 2016 03:02 AM)Peiote Wrote:  Do you use snapshot? Advisable?

Sure, I do. It is always better to have snapshots than to have no snaps Big Grin

Quote:Transmission settings, resume, etc are in home backups?

If you're using xbian-package-transmission package, yes - everything is in /home. But if the files you're leeching and seeding are in /home also, it would be better to make separate subvolume under /home and exclude this volume from snapshotting. Means your sd-card does not running full by snapshots and your leeching and seeding files are not in /home backup (supposing it does not make sense to backup them)

Sorry, what are snapshots then? The difference with home and card images?


I download with transmission to an external hdd. I use the add-on of Xbian, works great.
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26th Jul, 2016, 07:52 AM
Post: #47
RE: XBian-backup
(26th Jul, 2016 06:31 AM)Peiote Wrote:  Sorry, what are snapshots then? The difference with home and card images?

See here

In our case, snapshots are very useful to restore a deconfigured system very fast and easy or copy older config files from snapshots into running system (this I'm doing very often Tongue)

But again, snapshots are not backups, because if medium is broken or file system is corrupt, all has been gone.

Quote:I download with transmission to an external hdd. I use the add-on of Xbian, works great.

Makes sense Smile
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27th Jul, 2016, 03:50 AM
Post: #48
RE: XBian-backup
(26th Jul, 2016 07:52 AM)Nachteule Wrote:  
(26th Jul, 2016 06:31 AM)Peiote Wrote:  Sorry, what are snapshots then? The difference with home and card images?

See here

In our case, snapshots are very useful to restore a deconfigured system very fast and easy or copy older config files from snapshots into running system (this I'm doing very often Tongue)

But again, snapshots are not backups, because if medium is broken or file system is corrupt, all has been gone.

Quote:I download with transmission to an external hdd. I use the add-on of Xbian, works great.

Makes sense Smile
Understood (link broken, but I get it). Thanks.

Q: at what time are backups done? These days I am not turning off Kodi (I usually stop just Kodi so transmission keeps working) to get the backups done, but it seems it is not working.

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27th Jul, 2016, 05:20 AM
Post: #49
RE: XBian-backup
Automatic backup is running by (ana)cron job, NOT by Kodi. Usually those daily/weekly/monthly jobs are running in the morning

see file /etc/anacrontab (anacron should be installed per default) and /etc/cron.d/anacron.
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28th Jul, 2016, 02:34 AM
Post: #50
RE: XBian-backup
(27th Jul, 2016 05:20 AM)Nachteule Wrote:  Automatic backup is running by (ana)cron job, NOT by Kodi. Usually those daily/weekly/monthly jobs are running in the morning

see file /etc/anacrontab (anacron should be installed per default) and /etc/cron.d/anacron.
Thanks.
Now it seems to be... WORKING Big Grin

Best regards
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10th Jun, 2017, 07:27 PM
Post: #51
RE: XBian-backup
AFter a year of having this great function working I noticed that the server the backups go to was getting full.

A little investigation shows that although the 4 rpi backup directories had only 7 system backups in each, the recycle bin had 2.5TB of backups. Confused Of course I deleted them all and got a lot of space back. Smile

For some reason it had not occured to me that the 'old' backups were not fully deleted and ended up in the RB. Time for a cron job to clean the RB monthly I think!

Just thought that someone might find this useful.
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10th Jun, 2017, 09:04 PM
Post: #52
RE: XBian-backup
(10th Jun, 2017 07:27 PM)Skywatch Wrote:  For some reason it had not occured to me that the 'old' backups were not fully deleted and ended up in the RB. Time for a cron job to clean the RB monthly I think!

Just thought that someone might find this useful.

What kind of server do you have. I'm running Debian 8 server and RPi's mounting backup share via NFS, RPI2 and iMX6 using samba share, but not having recycle bin configured for this share. Does'n t make sense for me
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