Re: Linking to a Windows Directory - Mandriva

This is a discussion on Re: Linking to a Windows Directory - Mandriva ; David W. Hodgins wrote: >> On Sun, 13 Jul 2008 20:20:35 -0400, Doug Laidlaw >> wrote: >> >>> Thanks. *That is what happens on automatic completion on the command >>> line, but I hadn't thought laterally. >> >> I haven't ...

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  1. Re: Linking to a Windows Directory

    David W. Hodgins wrote:

    >> On Sun, 13 Jul 2008 20:20:35 -0400, Doug Laidlaw
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Thanks. *That is what happens on automatic completion on the command
    >>> line, but I hadn't thought laterally.

    >>
    >> I haven't used rsnapshot. *Does escaping the spaces with backslashes fix
    >> the problem?
    >>
    >> Regards, Dave Hodgins
    >>

    >No, it didn't. *rsnapshot uses rsync + a config file, so whatever works for
    >rsync should work. *It has its own site at http://rsnapshot.org/ *My
    >particular question doesn't seem to be covered either in the HOWTO or in
    >the FAQ. *The "test" flag -t shows that the command is being sent, but the
    >files aren't backed up. *I tried creating a symlink and telling rsnapshot
    >to follow it, but that didn't work, either. *I have a separate backup under
    >Windows Briefcase, but that is on the same partition. *I could move the
    >Briefcase to a Flash drive; that seems to be the simplest solution.
    >
    >Doug.


    I just ran rsnapshot from the command line. I have a symbolic link in
    my /home directory to "DPS DeathIndex" in my Windows directory. I have set
    up rsnapshot to look for "DPS\ DeathIndex" (without the quotes.) The
    error message is:

    sudo rsnapshot hourly
    rsync: link_stat "/home/doug/Files/DPS\" failed: No such file or directory
    (2)
    rsync: link_stat "/home/doug/DeathIndex" failed: No such file or directory
    (2)
    IO error encountered -- skipping file deletion.

    Doug.


  2. Re: Linking to a Windows Directory

    On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 04:30:03 -0400, Doug Laidlaw wrote:

    > I just ran rsnapshot from the command line. I have a symbolic link in
    > my /home directory to "DPS DeathIndex" in my Windows directory. I have set
    > up rsnapshot to look for "DPS\ DeathIndex" (without the quotes.) The
    > error message is:


    Finally got around to testing it. In /etc/rsnapshot.conf I put ...
    include "/home/dave/documents/UNIX\ Security\ Checklist\ v2\.0\ \-\ Full\ Version\.mht"

    Note there is a tab between the include and the first double quote. All spaces,
    dashes, and periods are escaped.

    rsnapshot -V hourly
    Setting locale to POSIX "C"
    echo 21054 > /var/run/rsnapshot.pid
    mv /var/mnt/backup/hourly.4/ /var/mnt/backup/hourly.5/
    mv /var/mnt/backup/hourly.3/ /var/mnt/backup/hourly.4/
    mv /var/mnt/backup/hourly.2/ /var/mnt/backup/hourly.3/
    mv /var/mnt/backup/hourly.1/ /var/mnt/backup/hourly.2/
    mv /var/mnt/backup/hourly.0/ /var/mnt/backup/hourly.1/
    mkdir -m 0755 -p /var/mnt/backup/hourly.0/
    /usr/bin/rsync -av --delete --numeric-ids --relative --delete-excluded \
    --include="/home/dave/documents/UNIX\ Security\ Checklist\ v2\.0\ \-\ \
    Full\ Version\.mht" --exclude=/home/.snapshots \
    --link-dest=/var/mnt/backup/hourly.1/localhost/ /var/log/rsnapshot \
    /var/mnt/backup/hourly.0/localhost/
    sending incremental file list
    created directory /var/mnt/backup/hourly.0/localhost
    /var/log/rsnapshot

    sent 10010 bytes received 34 bytes 20088.00 bytes/sec
    total size is 9885 speedup is 0.98
    touch /var/mnt/backup/hourly.0/
    rm -f /var/run/rsnapshot.pid
    /bin/logger -i -p user.info -t rsnapshot /usr/bin/rsnapshot -V hourly: \
    completed successfully

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  3. Re: Linking to a Windows Directory

    David W. Hodgins wrote:

    > On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 04:30:03 -0400, Doug Laidlaw
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I just ran rsnapshot from the command line. I have a symbolic link in
    >> my /home directory to "DPS DeathIndex" in my Windows directory. I have
    >> set
    >> up rsnapshot to look for "DPS\ DeathIndex" (without the quotes.) The
    >> error message is:

    >
    > Finally got around to testing it. In /etc/rsnapshot.conf I put ...
    > include "/home/dave/documents/UNIX\ Security\ Checklist\ v2\.0\ \-\ Full\
    > Version\.mht"
    >
    > Note there is a tab between the include and the first double quote. All
    > spaces, dashes, and periods are escaped.
    >
    > rsnapshot -V hourly
    > Setting locale to POSIX "C"
    > echo 21054 > /var/run/rsnapshot.pid
    > mv /var/mnt/backup/hourly.4/ /var/mnt/backup/hourly.5/
    > mv /var/mnt/backup/hourly.3/ /var/mnt/backup/hourly.4/
    > mv /var/mnt/backup/hourly.2/ /var/mnt/backup/hourly.3/
    > mv /var/mnt/backup/hourly.1/ /var/mnt/backup/hourly.2/
    > mv /var/mnt/backup/hourly.0/ /var/mnt/backup/hourly.1/
    > mkdir -m 0755 -p /var/mnt/backup/hourly.0/
    > /usr/bin/rsync -av --delete --numeric-ids --relative --delete-excluded \
    > --include="/home/dave/documents/UNIX\ Security\ Checklist\ v2\.0\ \-\
    > \ Full\ Version\.mht" --exclude=/home/.snapshots \
    > --link-dest=/var/mnt/backup/hourly.1/localhost/ /var/log/rsnapshot \
    > /var/mnt/backup/hourly.0/localhost/
    > sending incremental file list
    > created directory /var/mnt/backup/hourly.0/localhost
    > /var/log/rsnapshot
    >
    > sent 10010 bytes received 34 bytes 20088.00 bytes/sec
    > total size is 9885 speedup is 0.98
    > touch /var/mnt/backup/hourly.0/
    > rm -f /var/run/rsnapshot.pid
    > /bin/logger -i -p user.info -t rsnapshot /usr/bin/rsnapshot -V hourly: \
    > completed successfully
    >
    > Regards, Dave Hodgins
    >

    Thanks Dave.

    Doug.

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