Rsnapshot does not show progress

  • Hi all, I am trying to make a backup from my main NAS named diskstation to the current backup NAS machine, both are running OMV 6. On the backup machine, I used remotemount to mount a share are from diskstation (the folder that I wanted to backup). Then I created a shared folder from the remotemount. However I could not figure out why my backup did not show any progress nor any verbosity when I put -v in the 'rsync long arguments' in the OMV rsnapshot page. How can I show the progress of the backup? Following is a screeshot of my output:

    I have also tried to to use -P flag and --info=progress2 but none of them works.

  • xutengao

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  • xutengao

    Changed the title of the thread from “Rsnapshot and Rsync does not show progress” to “Rsnapshot does not show progress”.
    • Official Post

    How can I show the progress of the backup?

    The plugin isn't really designed to be run manually all the time and give you output. I haven't tried but maybe increasing the log level would help. Search the forum for this OMV environment variable - OMV_RSNAPSHOT_VERBOSE_HI

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  • Hi ryecoaaron, thanks for your comments. I observed that the arguments for the progress is passed to rsync instead, hence isnt rsync should return with the progress?

  • I have a very similar setup. I have set up a second Raspi to remote mount the actual NAS and do a backup.

    I also regretted not seeing the progress on the very first backup. I helped myself by getting on the new Raspi with ssh and using df -h to look at the disk allocation.

    • Official Post

    Unfortunately, I didn't write rsnapshot. If you want better progress output, you could use the borgbackup plugin instead. I have switched to it from rsnapshot.

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