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10.4: Avoid rsync errors during backup due to Spotlight
Authored by: fragerybou on Nov 09, '05 03:22:42PM

I was using a custom made perl script to do essentially this same exact thing on my server. It's running every two hours on user home folders, providing snapshots of them should things go wrong. However, after letting this run for about a week, my server needed to be rebooted, and would not boot subsequently. I am nearly convinced that it's related to the snapshots and vast number of files, because after about two weeks of it being up and running snapshots, again it rebooted, never to come back up.

Be careful of how often you run snapshot backups, and how many files it will end up creating, especially on a boot volume.

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excessive snapshots
Authored by: sjk on Nov 10, '05 12:18:44PM

Thanks for that cautionary warning.

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