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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] What happens if rdiff-backup crashes during a b

From: Matthew Flaschen
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] What happens if rdiff-backup crashes during a backup?
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 19:18:07 -0400
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Vahid Pazirandeh wrote:
> Hi All,
> I love rdiff-backup.  However, I don't like how fragile it is when it
> crashes during a backup.  Let's say the client pushes some backup data to a
> remote server, but in the middle of a file transfer, the remote server's
> network goes out.  The next time rdiff-backup is executed, it immediately
> gets an error (I've pasted it below). 

This error only happens if the files are corrupted.  An ordinary
transfer failure doesn't cause corruption, only an incomplete backup.  I
have had this happen with rdiff-backup successfully removing the bad
backup and making a good new one.

Matt Flaschen

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