Here is my 2 cents:|
- Long file names are not a problem for rdiff-backup
- 'Foreign' characters should not be a problem provided they are
properly supported on your Windows command line. If you can view
the file name correctly from the command line then it should
work for rdiff-backup. If not, you may need to add some
additional options to Windows...
- Maybe you don't have sufficient permissions to write to the
destination (g:/_rdiffBAK)? Especially likely if it is a network
- I would not use rdiff-backup to backup Windows c:, I regard
rdiff-backup (for Windows) as a 'data' backup tool not a
'system' backup tool. I would focus on backing up %USERPROFILE%
with some exclusions to prevent backup of temporary data.
- I would also suggest that it is easier for ongoing maintenance
point of view to have several smaller repositories rather than
one huge one, even if this means running rdiff-backup more than
once to complete a backup session.
- In general, rdiff-backup works well *from* Windows, but not so
well *to* Windows. If the above suggestions don't help, consider
backup to a Linux-based machine - for instance with TimeDicer, which I
wrote and which uses rdiff-backup.
TimeDicer: Free File
Recovery from Whenever
On 06/11/2012 09:13, Slavko Kocjancic
I tryed to use rdiff-backup in Windows XP. (In my ubuntu works prefectly)
When I start backup I got WindowsError: [Error 5] Acess denied in
And other problem seems to be long file names and foregin characters in
How to proceed.
(I realy like rdiff backup reverse diff scheme and can't find some other
similar software for backup in win)
Here is terminal output:
G:\>g:/_rdiff/rdiff-backup --no-acls -v4 --include-globbing-filelist
list.txt c: g:/_rdiffBAK