I have two Webfaction servers and I use BackupPC installed on a third VPS to keep daily incremental backups for both of them.
About a month ago, the one account was migrated to a new server (from web520 to web567). From that point on, I can't perform new backups on that particular server. BackupPC seems to connect OK to the server with no errors or warnings, but the backups never finish, neither when I use rsync as the backup method, nor tar (I even waited a few days before cancelling it).
On the other Webfaction server (web527) everything works fine using the tar method.
When I try to ssh the web567 server from the BackupPC server, I see no problems and no difference compared to connecting to the web527 (which, as I said, works fine). I also tried backing up only a small folder of 60MB, in case the delay was caused by the amount of data (which isn't huge, anyway). Even then, it's been two days and it still didn't finish.
The problem occurs only on the web567 server, and only after the IP change. The settings are the exact same for both servers and they used to work fine before. I think I tried everything I could on the VPS and I was wondering if some setting on my new Webfaction server has changed after the migration, preventing me from performing the backups.
Any ideas would be appreciated,
asked 24 Mar, 20:31