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Re: [Duplicity-talk] Using rsync --partial-dir for resuming the copy ope

From: edgar . soldin
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Using rsync --partial-dir for resuming the copy operation
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 10:01:53 +0200
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On 03.07.2012 09:08, Albert Cervera i Areny wrote:
> Hi,
> I've tried using --partial-dir as rsync option as explained in the man
> page and I've read a previous thread about it in this mailing lists
> but it doesn't seem to work for me. I've tried both to stop the client
> with "Ctrl+C" and to bring down the network interface to simulate
> connection issues. In both cases ".rsync-partial" is created once
> duplicity is restarted, but it does not use the existing data in the
> destination.
> In fact it gives the following error:
> """
> RESTART: The first volume failed to upload before termination.
> Restart is impossible...starting backup from beginning.
> """
> Any ideas on how to force duplicity continue the previous upload? Or
> is "--partial-dir" only useful for the retries done by duplicity
> itself?

your final guess is correct. duplicity only uses rsync options for rsync binary 
when uploading file by file. 


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