[Box Backup] rsync:ing the backup storage?
Mon, 03 Dec 2007 09:09:31 +0100
Chris Wilson wrote:
> The safest thing to do is to stop bbstored, but of course this may not be
Not running rsync with the same privs as bbstored, so that could be a
>Next best is to create and lock the write.lock file in each
> account as you copy that account.
Is it possible to do that from a shell script in an easy way? How mych
locking is enough?
> I have a feeling that it's safe anyway, as bbstored creates a new version
> of the file being updated and then renames it over the old one when the
> update is complete, so you shoulnd't get any corrupt files even if they
> are being modified. However, I'm not 100% sure about that.
> If you do get an inconsistent copy, then it will be repaired automatically
> on the next backup run.
Unless my computer went into flames in the mean time. :-)