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[rdiff-backup-users] Wrong [future] date on backup computer; rdiff-backu
[rdiff-backup-users] Wrong [future] date on backup computer; rdiff-backup fails
Wed, 14 Jun 2006 02:54:48 -0700
Thunderbird 18.104.22.168 (X11/20060516)
I've done a small amount of searching on the wiki and google, and
haven't found a solution. Perhaps someone can enlighten me!
I rdiff-backup a couple of systems to a computer which runs SUSE
10.0 (the destination machine). Unfortunately, that computer happens to
have a combination of components which means that for a long time, its
clock was running twice as fast as it should. The time is now fixed. As
a consequence, backups done during that time were timestamped as being
up to a couple of weeks from now, *in the future*. Naturally,
rdiff-backup complains that "Time of Last [sic] backup is not in the
past..." and will halt.
It is not a critical thing, as I can easily wait until a few weeks
elapse on the destination machine to back things up (meanwhile backing
up those source systems to somewhere else). I could also fiddle with
clocks. However, is there another way to back up nicely without losing
the old backups on that "future" computer? I'm a little leery that if I
use the 'force' option, the increments will be messed up.
P.S. The wiki site seems to have been hit by some sort of
advertisement/linking robot (I'm not sure of the correct terminology)
which is putting some interesting links on there. For example, the page
such things as "schoolgirl closeout" and "tits resellers". Neat! Looks
like a domain based in Poland.
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