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[rdiff-backup-users] rdiff for windows error but path not too long

From: Martin Hauptmann
Subject: [rdiff-backup-users] rdiff for windows error but path not too long
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 14:58:19 +0100

I try to use rdiff-backup (the downloadable .exe) to copy local windows folders to a shared folder on another windows machine.


I am using a batch file for each of the shared folders, e.g.:


c:\windows\rdiff-backup.exe "i:/personal" "g:/bkp/personal"


It works without any problems.


In the beginning I had problems with long paths and received the known error messages like:


File "rdiff_backup\Main.pyc", line 302, in error_check_Main

File "rdiff_backup\Main.pyc", line 322, in Main


I shortened the paths and everything worked, except one folder, which lead to the same error message.

Verbose 9 did not help to solve the problem, It just didn’t create the copy.


So I started to copy each of the three subfolder in a single line in the batch file and everything worked, except one folder. So I made a line for each of the 19 subfolders in there and found the troublemaker:




rdiff seems not to be able to create that directory, although I recursively reset all access rights to correct values which worked for all the other folders.


I solved the problem by creating the folder manually, now rdiff doesn’t complain anymore.


I am not sure if it has to do with the two leading underscores. I have other folders with two leading underscores, but these are not in the third level but in the second level, e.g.:




They make no trouble.


I hope this error report is helpful.








Martin Hauptmann


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