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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Activity

From: Alexander Samad
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Activity
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 13:15:22 +1000

all i can say is me 2 I have asked this question a few times over the
last couple of years, like the idea and the premiss

But nobody with the skills has wanted to take up the job


On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 7:24 AM, Joe Steele <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 8/1/2011 10:29 AM, Robert Nichols wrote:
>> and I would add:
>> * Correct handling of hard-linked files. This is currently broken in
>> two places. (1) During a verify operation, rdiff-backup will
>> complain about a missing checksum for each link other than the one
>> that appears first in the mirror_metadata file. (2) If you add more
>> hard links to a file that already had multiple hard links, then a
>> restore operation may result in those links being divided into two
>> or more groups, each with its own, independent copy of the file.
> FYI, I had submitted some patches which I think fix the problems with
> hard-linked files:
> http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?26848
>> Auditing the database to detect and correct item (2) is decidedly
>> non-trivial since the reverse-diffs of the metadata file are also
>> affected.
> The patches won't correct any issues with previous backups in a repository,
> but they should correct the repository going forward.
> I've been using the patches for some time now without problems. I would be
> interested in having some other people test them out.
> --Joe
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