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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Create Missing Data

From: Jakob Krainz
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Create Missing Data
Date: Sat, 21 May 2011 09:54:19 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Fri 2011-03-18 04:54:43 -0700, MikeyG79 wrote:
> Wow, guess we're going to switch back to rsync. If rdiff can't create a 
> backup from live files 
> (ie: recreate files in the backup repository that may get erased) it's almost 
> worthless in our situation.

rdiff-backup can create a backup FROM live files. 
it just cannot create a backup TO live files. 

This means: modify the files you want to save all the way you like,
but do NOT modify the files in the target directory. 

rdiff-backup stores older versions as reverse diffs against the files
in the target directory. These reverse diffs become useless once you
modify the files in the target directory...

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