Server ver: 2.2.11
Installed on: Jail on FreeNAS 9.10.2-U6
Client OS: Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS
I’m working to setup off-site replication of my UrBackups. I’m limited to a physical server that won’t run FreeNAS well, so I decided to test out Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS using rsync over SSH.
A few of my client systems are Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS with an application that already takes care of backing itself up to a specific folder.
I chose to specifically add the path to the application backups as a folder to backup, directly on the clients, and was hoping to use the --exclude option to filter out the ‘root’ folder and just replicate to off-site replication the application backups and keep an on-site copy of the entire system.
I found that it fails to replicate the extra folder and upon inspecting the UrBackup by SSHing into the FreeNAS server makes a sym link for it to an invalid path, and I’m guessing that is the cause of the rsync failure.
Path of backup:
The second path directory is called ‘backup’ and shows up like this:
lrwx------ 1 root wheel 70 Sep 17 22:00 backup @ -> /mnt/iS2-R10-02/UniFi/.directory_pool/MY/MYn8lPbuDX1537216657100696753
Since that path doesn’t exist, I can understand why it fails.