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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] [PATCH] Sparse file support

From: Eric Wheeler
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] [PATCH] Sparse file support
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2011 12:27:48 -0800

On Sun, Jan 02, 2011 at 08:11:00PM -0800, Eric Wheeler wrote:
>> Feedback and comments are appreciated!

----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Miller>
> How will this interact with existing backups?

rdiff-backup re-writes changed destination files, so if a source file
changes, rdiff-backup will write the whole file after calculating a
reverse-diff for the increment tree.

Existing backup trees will become sparse over time, as files change.


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