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|0000296||bareos-core||[All Projects] General||public||2014-05-13 17:12||2021-06-26 23:14|
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|Summary||0000296: Restart a backup after a error/pause but don't backup all files again.|
|Description||For a full backup off an offsite it is neccassary to have these options:|
*To restart a failed backup. The possiblity that there is an network break is really high because of a long backuptime.
*Until the workhour it should be possible to pause the backup and resume after.
Maybe you can add an option that a fd is waiting for a reconnect and start after the last file that backup was ok.
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> *To restart a failed backup. The possiblity that there is an network break is really high because of a long backuptime.
it is possible, to restart a failed job with the "rerun" command, see http://doc.bareos.org
> *Until the workhour it should be possible to pause the backup and resume after.
> Maybe you can add an option that a fd is waiting for a reconnect and start after the last file that backup was ok.
agreed, that this is a helpful feature. However, it will take quite some efford to implement it. We leave this ticket open as a reminder and feature request.
as i understand is rerun = run again with the same options
this would mean that in a case of network error all previous data has to backup again. For a initial offsite backup this could end up in a never ending accurate backup when the backup is running days.
As I recently hit this issue while doing the initial backup of my NAS I found this issue.
As Bacula supports exactly this since a few version (as far as I can tell also in the open source variant), maybe their code could make implementing this easier?
Most likely even just trying to reconnect before declaring a backup as failed would help a lot, as most interruptions are either only short connection losses or misbehaving firewalls that drop the connection state for some reason leading to a broken connection.