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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] WindowsError: [Error 5]

From: Dominic Raferd
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] WindowsError: [Error 5]
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:24:25 +0000
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On 06/11/2012 14:53, Slavko Kocjancic wrote:
On 11/06/2012 12:28 PM, Dominic Raferd wrote:
  • 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

It's meant to do data backup and not system. Maybe I just used wrong parameters?

for backup I just executed the batch file with this content
cd c:\
gf:/_rdiff/rdiff-backup --no-acls -v4 --include-globbing-filelist list.txt c: g:/_rdiffBAK
@IF %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 (Echo Koncal brez napak) ELSE (Echo Koncal z NAPAKAMI!!!)

and list.txt have:
c:/Documents and Settings/Slavko/Application Data/Thunderbird/ 
- **

And seem's to have problem with filenames longer than 256 characters too!

I suggest you run rdiff-backup 3 times (having first created the backup subdirectories and made sure Thunderbird is not running):

gf:/_rdiff/rdiff-backup --no-acls -v4 c:/aaa g:/_rdiffBAK/aaa
gf:/_rdiff/rdiff-backup --no-acls -v4 c:/aaa_fotke g:/_rdiffBAK/aaa_fotke
gf:/_rdiff/rdiff-backup --no-acls -v4 "c:/Documents and Settings/Slavko/Application Data/Thunderbird/" g:/_rdiffBAK/tbird

The problem with filenames longer than 256 characters is a limitation of Windows, not a fault in rdiff-backup. You may be able to work around it - some info here.

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