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

From: tim
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] resuming initial backup
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 15:36:45 +0200
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hi david,

> 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.

thanks for your explanations ... i was a bit confused to see a lot of
"Processing changed file" messages of files which have already been
transferred ... could be that checksumming these files is a performance
bottleneck on the NAS device ... so doing the rdiff-backup locally and
uploading via rsync might be an option ...

thanks, tim

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