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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Fatal Error: Destination directory....

From: Andrew Ferguson
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Fatal Error: Destination directory....
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 23:45:16 -0400

On May 24, 2008, at 6:50 PM, Bjørn T Johansen wrote:

I am trying to run rdiff-backup on my new computer and a fresh backup directory but I just get the following errors
when I try to run rdiff-backup..:

Fatal Error: Destination directory


exists, but does not look like a rdiff-backup directory.  Running
rdiff-backup like this could mess up what is currently in it.  If you
want to update or overwrite it, run rdiff-backup with the --force

/mnt/backup is a new and empty directory, shouldn't this work without any hazzle? Or do I need to run it using the
--force option the first time I run rdiff-backup?
(Can't remember I had to do this before....)


rdiff-backup expects to run the first time in a setup where the target directory doesn't even exist. Since it looks like you want to use a mount point (and thus the directory must exist), you can safely use the --force option.


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