So, I have a Mailcleaner server I’m using for cleaning my mail, but I also wanted to use the 250GB space as backup Space.
Turned out I had run out of Space on my backup server, but I just knew that was wrong, so I checked it out using df -h
df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/vda1 7.7G 1.4G 5.9G 19% / tmpfs 501M 0 501M 0% /lib/init/rw udev 494M 172K 493M 1% /dev tmpfs 501M 4.0K 501M 1% /dev/shm /dev/vda3 235G 13G 211G 6% /var tmpfs 501M 108K 500M 1% /var/mailcleaner/spool/tmp
I had a backup directory in root (marked red) named “rsync-backup”, so no Wonder it would complain after a short while.
I decided to move my backup folder into the /var folder (marked blue) like so:
mv /rsync-backup /var/rsync-backup
Reconfigure Rsync to match path change:
If you don’t use chroot in your Rsync backup, you can now just symlink to new location:
ln -s /rsyng-backup /var/rsync-backup
If it doesn’t Work, you have to change the path in /etc/rsyncd.conf to point at the new location.
Using Synology NAS backup
While Synology NAS can encrypt and compress before using Rsync, you might have to reconfigure the Bakcup location and backup job anew, as Synology nas are rather prickly regarding changes.