On 11/18/2009 11:53 AM, Niall O Broin wrote:
> On 18 Nov 2009, at 11:10, Ivan O'Connell wrote:
>>> I'm trying to backup an LVM partition. I was using tar, but
>> incremental backups no longer work when I use tar, even when I use the
>> -no-device-check option. I would like to avoid having to do a full
>> backup every-night as the volume of data will just get too much.
Can you elaborate a bit more on what is exactly happening? What
procedure do you follow to perform the backup? Do you backup a snapshot
of the LVM? What kind of error messages are you getting?
> tar isn't the best backup tool out there - backup isn't really its
> forte. There's any number of alternatives such as rsync, rdiff-backup,
> amanda, bacula . . .
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