Debian pushes breaking changes… again.
My server backup script broke a while back – probably around Dec 14th, 2014 with a python update that debian pushed which broke my virtualenv. This isn’t the first time debian has broken virtualenvs and my last post was about this. In addition the backup script filled up the backup drive without triggering an exception which is odd, because the source didn’t exceed the size of the destination drive even prior to things breaking. The script just does a simple rsync so it wouldn’t have duplicated symlinks.
It finished its backup last night in about 30 minutes (usually takes 5-7 minutes) and now has 6gb free which matches my server.
I recognized my backups were failing because debian pushed another change where varnish overwrote the startup script without asking – and I had to reconstruct that file from the machine configuration.
At times, I wonder why OS upgrades push breaking changes without any mention. The conversion to systemd was also