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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] different version of rdiff-backup on different
Re: [rdiff-backup-users] different version of rdiff-backup on different machine
Tue, 17 Jul 2007 11:40:39 -0700 (PDT)
ben has traditionally maintained backwards compat for the on-disk storage,
but not necessarily for the network protocol. i think you can assume
we'll attempt the same going forward.
yeah i know it's a hassle in mixed setups, and if someone wants to learn
the net layer well enough to provide backwards compat then i'm sure we'd
accept the patches.
On Mon, 16 Jul 2007, Philippe Froidevaux wrote:
> Hello Sylvain,
> from my experience, version x.y.* are compatible. For example, 1.1.5 and
> 1.1.12 are compatible (even if it shows a warning), but are not
> compatible with version 1.0.x.
> my fear is that a future version make all my backup format (stored on
> the disc, and not just the binaries) obsolete, but this didn't happend
> until now :-)
> address@hidden wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I tried using rdiff-backup for saving a directory from a computer (running
> > debian etch) on another computer (running debian sarge). rdiff-bakcup
> > complains that the two versions where not the same. I had to install the
> > "etch" version of rdiff on the "sarge" box; it worked, but is perhaps not
> > the good solution.
> > I'm wondering what is the policy of rdiff-backup regarding the difference
> > of version : is there always a request for exact match of the version
> > numbers of the source and target rdiff? Or is there guarantees that,
> > during a certain revision number, versions are compatible?
> > I didn't found any information about this request for identity of version
> > in the documentation but was probably to hasty; please don't hesitate to
> > give me the reference if it is documented.
> > Cheers,
> > Sylvain
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