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moving repository to another location


From: Adam Porter <>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:50:18 -0500

   Sure, the repository is self-contained within its directory.  Just copy
   the entire directory tree and change the repository's location in your
   backup config.  In fact, you can use "rsync --delete -a" to keep an
   up-to-date clone of a backup repo (just make sure you run rsync in the
   right direction).
   One thing to note, which probably isn't relevant to you now but is a
   good thing to keep in mind: if you ever access a repository from a
   computer with a different name than the one used to write to the repo,
   you'll have to set the client name, e.g. "obnam --client old_hostname".
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From: iqwue Wabv <>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:28:32 +0200

   First I would like to thank you for a such good program like obnam. :-)
   I recently found it in Joey Hess presentation about gpg secure backup.
   So I tried it for my personal purposes. And I have a question: is it 
   possible to move obnam repository backup to another media drive? For 
   instance, after some time my external disk will fill up completely and I 
   will be forced to buy new one with more capacity.
   Regards, Karol Szkudlarek
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