[Box Backup] Backup client gets a new home

Com Puter boxbackup at boxbackup.org
Wed Nov 12 16:30:26 GMT 2008


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> From: chris at qwirx.com> To: boxbackup at boxbackup.org> Subject: Re: [Box Bac=
kup] Backup client gets a new home> Date: Mon=2C 10 Nov 2008 21:33:08 +0000=
> > Hi CJ=2C> > On Mon=2C 10 Nov 2008=2C Com Puter wrote:> >> I am backing =
up a client box that has almost 700GB of data.  I need to >> move it all to=
 a bigger box.  Is there anything important that I need to >> be aware of w=
hen moving the data to the new box?  I don't want to start >> up the client=
 agent and have it try to re-backup all the data.  Is there >> a database o=
f some sort the agent uses to determine this that I need to >> make sure ge=
ts copied also?  Any other gotcha's? Thanks=2C-CJ > > I can't think of any =
major gotchas. One thing that's important is to make > sure that the client=
 isn't backing up while you copy the data=2C otherwise > you might get inco=
nsistent files on the store. If it takes a long time to > copy (it probably=
 will for 700GB) and you don't want to stop the client > for too long=2C th=
en make the first copy=2C stop the client and use rsync to > copy any diffe=
rences quickly.> > All the information about file dates and times=2C etc. i=
s in the account > directory in stored objects=2C just like the file data. =
You might want to > run a bbstoreaccount check on the account on both sides=
 before restarting > the client. Make sure you create the account on the se=
rver :) and that the > new server's certificate is signed by the same CA as=
 the old server's.> > That should be it=2C but do let us know if you have a=
ny problems.Thanks fro the info=2CThe hardware didn't come yesterday as exp=
ected=2C so I'll be doing this upgrade tonight..  It will be just the clien=
t so I was expecting to just copy the data from the old client to the new c=
lient hardware and turn it on.  The account information I would think shoul=
d stay the same on the server and let the client continue to use its certif=
icates.Question: I am being asked if I could move a directory structure whi=
le copying.  Wouldn't that invalidate the backup?Example -> old box: /mnt/h=
ome/dirs     new box: /home/dirsThanks=2C
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> From: chris at qwirx.com<br>> To: boxbackup at boxbackup.org<br>> Subject: Re: =
[Box Backup] Backup client gets a new home<br>> Date: Mon=2C 10 Nov 2008 21=
:33:08 +0000<br>> <br>> Hi CJ=2C<br>> <br>> On Mon=2C 10 Nov 2008=2C Com Pu=
ter wrote:<br>> <br>>> I am backing up a client box that has almost 700GB o=
f data.  I need to <br>>> move it all to a bigger box.  Is there anything i=
mportant that I need to <br>>> be aware of when moving the data to the new =
box?  I don't want to start <br>>> up the client agent and have it try to r=
e-backup all the data.  Is there <br>>> a database of some sort the agent u=
ses to determine this that I need to <br>>> make sure gets copied also?  An=
y other gotcha's? Thanks=2C-CJ <br>> <br>> I can't think of any major gotch=
as. One thing that's important is to make <br>> sure that the client isn't =
backing up while you copy the data=2C otherwise <br>> you might get inconsi=
stent files on the store. If it takes a long time to <br>> copy (it probabl=
y will for 700GB) and you don't want to stop the client <br>> for too long=
=2C then make the first copy=2C stop the client and use rsync to <br>> copy=
 any differences quickly.<br>> <br>> All the information about file dates a=
nd times=2C etc. is in the account <br>> directory in stored objects=2C jus=
t like the file data. You might want to <br>> run a bbstoreaccount check on=
 the account on both sides before restarting <br>> the client. Make sure yo=
u create the account on the server :) and that the <br>> new server's certi=
ficate is signed by the same CA as the old server's.<br>> <br>> That should=
 be it=2C but do let us know if you have any problems.<br><br><div><br><div=
>Thanks fro the info=2C</div><div><br><div>The hardware didn't come yesterd=
ay as expected=2C so I'll be doing this upgrade tonight.. =A0It will be jus=
t the client so I was expecting to just copy the data from the old client t=
o the new client hardware and turn it on. =A0The account information I woul=
d think should stay the same on the server and let the client continue to u=
se its certificates.</div><div><br></div><div>Question: I am being asked if=
 I could move a directory structure while copying. =A0Wouldn't that invalid=
ate the backup?</div><div>Example -> old box: /mnt/home/dirs =A0 =A0 new bo=
x: /home/dirs</div><div><br></div><div>Thanks=2C</div><div><br></div></div>=
</div><br /><hr />See how Windows=AE connects the people=2C information=2C =
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