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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Intermittent connection failures

From: Jussi Hirvi
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Intermittent connection failures
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:03:02 +0300
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On 5.7.2011 16.13, Dominic Raferd wrote:
I agree. IMO rdiff-backup should never be run over an internet
connection, only on a stable local network. If you want to get the
rdiff-backup data offsite, create your rdiff-backup repository locally
and then use rsync to mirror it to the offsite location. This is the
technique used for TimeDicer primary/mirror servers.

Thanks for all the input. I am now trying Dominic's solution, modified (because I have easier hands-on access to the target machine):

First I rsync the data from source to target machine, then I use that to make a local rdiff-backup archive.

(Good luck that 2TB HDs are already so inexpensive.)

If it works, then we will know that the errors were related to unstable network connection - as I beliebe they were. Too bad I did not get more exact information on the causes. I did increase verbosity both in rdiff-backup and ssh, but all I found out was that the connection seems to break now and then, quite irregularly.

- Jussi

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