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Thread: Rsync and Virtualbox backup

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    Default Rsync and Virtualbox backup

    I'm having a strange problem backing up my /home folder with rsync. Everything works fine but the Virtualbox hard disk in the .virtualbox folder is backed up only on alternate runs: i.e. it works on day, next day the hard disk is missing, following day it's back again. Rsync error concerning the .vmdk file is "File exists (17)".
    I've googled a lot but can't find any answers. This happens whether the VM is running during the backup or not. Any thoughts?
    Günter

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    Default Re: Rsync and Virtualbox backup

    Solved, by using the --inplace rsync option.
    Günter

    Desk: Leap 42.2, KDE 5, Intel i3, 8Gb, Kingston 64Gb SSD, 2 SATA.
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