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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] resuming initial backup


From: D. Kriesel
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] resuming initial backup
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 14:02:11 +0200

The whole history will be lost when following this procedure, which renders
it inappropriate for backup repositories whose history actually exists. 

However, if I get Tim right, he is talking about an interrupted _initial_
backup run. In this case, giving up the entire history obviously does not do
any harm. Without any metadata (i.e. the rdiff-backup-data subfolder), afaik
a forced rdiff-backup run will take whatever there is in the target folder
as a base and won't retransfer existing parts. So my solution might be the
right thing to do in this special case.

Tim, just to let you know in addition: A more general solution that is
resistant against transmission issues might actually be to 
  1) rdiff-backup to a local repository, followed by an
  2) rsync to the remote box that causes the slow bandwidth.

HTH
David





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> Dominic Raferd
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 20. Mai 2012 13:54
> An: address@hidden
> Betreff: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] resuming initial backup
> 
> What exactly needs to be deleted (i.e. the rdiff metadata)? What happens
> to the data history (held in the rdiff-backup directory), is it still
> all recoverable after you have followed this procedure?
> 
> Dominic
> 
> On 20/05/2012 12:34, D. Kriesel wrote:
> > PS.: You might have to --force the backup, not sure, but I know it works
...
> >
> >> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
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> >> address@hidden Im Auftrag von D.
> >> Kriesel
> >> Gesendet: Sonntag, 20. Mai 2012 13:34
> >> An: 'tim'; address@hidden
> >> Betreff: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] resuming initial backup
> >>
> >> Rdiff-backup takes any existing data as a base in a target dir that has
to
> >> be initialized, so just remove the rdiff-metadata from the target,
while
> >> keeping the data that has already been copied :-)
> >>
> >> Cheers
> >> David
> >
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