Category Archives: Backup


Remove old backups from rdiff-backup backup point – rdiff backup remove old increments

To remove old backups from rdiff-backups ( so called increments ), you can use “–remove-older-than” option of rdiff-backup command. You should have to specify the “time from which” value as well along with that switch. The rdiff-backup tool provide the flexibility to define that time_spec value in years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds. Each representations are given below.

–remove-older-than 1Y – Remove backups older than one year
–remove-older-than 1M – Remove backups older than one month
–remove-older-than 1W – Remove backups older than one week
–remove-older-than 1h – Remove backups older than one hour
–remove-older-than 1m – Remove backups older than one minute
–remove-older-than 1s – Remove backups older than one second

The entire command to remove backups ( increments ) should look like following Continue reading


R1Soft CDP Error While restoring : Connection refused

Moslty this is caused due to buagent not running. Even if we tried to restart buagent,it will not start and status will be showing “buagent (no pid file) not running”

Check /var/log/messages to see whether kernel module is missing or not. If it is showing any missing kernel modules, you can install kernel modules by simply running  r1soft-cki in the command prompt

# /etc/init.d/buagent restart

# /etc/init.d/buagent status
/etc/init.d/buagent status: buagent (no pid file) not running Continue reading