Released: 2015-11-29

  • Be more restrictive about log files on clients. Only allow members of the adm group read access. [ypid]

  • Add /var/agentx and /swapfile* to list of excluded paths. [drybjed]

  • Make sure that assymetric host configuration works on Ansible v2. [drybjed]

  • Make sure that role works without debops.core configuration. [drybjed]

  • Redesign the rsnapshot execution scripts.

    Instead of multiple scripts launched from cron, role now uses single rsnapshot-scheduler script to prepare backups jobs and start them using batch command when available. The scheduler script gets the configuration of a particular backup job from the rsnapshot.conf configuration file of each host, and because of that different retain values are not hardcoded and depend entirely on the rsnapshot configuration.

    If batch is not installed, backup jobs will be scheduler with random pause using sleep, meant to lessen the impact of multiple jobs running at once.

    Old rsnapshot scripts are not removed with this update, but changes to the scripts executed by cron should ensure that they are not executed. But you should still check if everything works correctly. [drybjed]

  • Change how list of snapshots is defined.

    Instead of separate static variable for each snapshot (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly), list of snapshots is now defined using dictionary variables. This allows definition of different snapshot lists or creation of differently scheduled snapshots. [drybjed]

  • Use more inventory group names to define which hosts are clients and which are servers. [drybjed]

  • Add rsnapshot_ssh_port variable. This allows management of SSH public keys and host fingerprints on hosts with non-default SSH port. [drybjed]

  • Various updates in renspahost-scheduler script.

    Scheduler PID files are now stored in separate /run/rsnapshot-scheduler/ subdirectory. Scheduler stores the PID of its process for each backup job before scheduling it using batch or sleep, therefore repeated execution of the scheduler script won’t result in multiple backup jobs of the same type.

    Scheduler logs are now more verbose, you can see each operation as it happens.

    Because batch processes submitted jobs in order, scheduler now randomizes list of hosts to make backup jobs less repetitive and hopefully less resource intensive in the long run. [drybjed]

  • Remote hosts are now configured in separate directory, by default /etc/rsnapshot/hosts/. Old configuration won’t be moved automatically, but reconfiguring the host using Ansible should create the new one correctly. [drybjed]

  • Update role tags to current format. [drybjed]

  • Allow modification of scheduler batch command, as well as selection of the at queue to use. [drybjed]

  • Split rsnapshot_exclude_default variable into more manageable parts. [drybjed]

  • Fix ssh-keyscan command to correctly scan host SSH fingerprints. [drybjed]

  • Update role documentation. [drybjed]


Released: 2015-06-11

  • Add rsnapshot_cmd_rsync variable which allows you to set the path to a script executed during backup. [drybjed]
  • Add rsync-no-vanished wrapper script, which bypasses an issue when files during long backups vanish and the backup cycle is broken. It’s set to be run by default for all hosts, can be overridden per host. [drybjed]


Released: 2015-04-30

  • Add /lib32 directory to the list of default excluded directories. [drybjed]
  • Disable ssh_args setting on Debian Jessie due to Debian Bug #717451 to allow backups to run. It will be re-enabled when a fix is released in future Jessie point release. [drybjed]


Released: 2015-03-19

  • Add a way to reset known SSH host fingerprints in case that hosts are reinstalled or other related issues are occurring. [drybjed]


Released: 2015-02-26

  • Role will ignore other :program:`rsnapshot client hosts while configuring the servers. This allows multiple :program:`rsnapshot clients to exist in [debops_rsnapshot] group and other groups without issues. [drybjed]
  • You can create a client host without internal servers by setting rsnapshot_servers: '{{ groups.debops_rsnapshot }}' in inventory for this host. It can then be used to backup only external hosts, if needed. [drybjed]


Released: 2015-02-26

  • rsnapshot_one_fs default value is set to 0 to enable backups across filesystems. This is less surprising and makes sure that everything that should be backed up, is backed up by default. [drybjed]
  • Add more OpenVZ directories to includes/excludes. [drybjed]


Released: 2015-02-23

  • Scan SSH fingerprints separately from hosts with custom backup hostname, otherwise Ansible throws an error about missing dict key in list of results [drybjed]


Released: 2015-02-22

  • Initial release [drybjed]