View Full Version : BackupPC does the first backup only

December 22nd, 2011, 05:20 PM
I am running fedora15, BackupPC version 3.2.1, on a 32-bit x86 machine.

BackupPC is waking up at the right times, according to the log. But, there are no further backups being done, even though I have added a new folder to the HOST.pl and have touched a file in one of the original folders. I have checked the log files in two locations:

1. /var/lib/BackupPC/pc/HOST ## HOST is the name of my pc
Only shows the original backup and transfer.

2. /var/log/BackupPC
Shows waking up, but not doing anything, except the nightly cleanup.

Any ideas why subsequent backups are not happening?
(I can do a manual backup by running BackupPC_dump, but this should be happening by itself).

Thank you.

December 23rd, 2011, 01:09 PM
An incremental was finally done automatically (A day later, at the same clock time as the full backup). Maybe I just don't understand BackupPC does the first backup onlywhat is supposed to happen at wakeup...

December 23rd, 2011, 02:26 PM
My apologies. I was confused as to what "wakeup" entails. Reading through the config.pl more carefully, I see that "wakeup" is when the backup instructions are looked at. A period of 6.97 for full is basically weekly, and 0.97 for incremental is basically daily, and that is exactly what is happening.