I wanted to setup a backup for my system (root filesystem) and I thought about using rsnapshot for the task as there is already a plugin for that. But as I installed and opened the plugin it was only possible to select "Shares" as source and target. What is the reason behind this? In my opinion it makes no sense to backup one share to another share on the same system.
I thought I could get around the manual configuration of a rsnapshot job.
Is there an approved alternative for a complete (file, not image based) system backup? The backup Plugin offers some third party imaging tools like Clonezilla, but I want to be able to restore parts of the system or restore to a smaller partition so i would like to have a file based backup.
I am using a raid1 and lvm for my system drive.