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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Robustness to errors during backup

From: Philippe Froidevaux
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Robustness to errors during backup
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:20:01 +0200
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I have been using rdiff-backup for a few months, and have already lost
all increments for several times. Either because there's not enough
space, and rdiff-backup is not able to remove old increments without
lots of empty space, either because some file system corruption
destroyed some files from which rdiff-backup cannot recover anymore at
all, etc... And in case of (sometimes trivial) problems, rdiff-backup
never gives clear human readable error messages, but crashes with an
uncatched python exception including backtrace.

Although rdiff-backup has a great feature set, unfortunately I am
planning to migrate to some other backup system. I cannot trust a
backup system which fails so easily and takes all increments with it.

I've been using rdiff-backup for 5 years now, count my sources and backups size in Terabyte, and never lost any backup :)

anyway, if you find a free software which can do discs-on-discs backup better than rdiff-backup, tell me. I have to say I haven't looked for other solution since years ago.


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