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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Permission denied: .gvfs

From: Grant
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Permission denied: .gvfs
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2012 12:20:57 -0800

> Hi Grant
> The last releases of rdiff-backup were Feb 2009 (1.2.8 and 1.3.3) so these
> *should* have included the fix described in the thread you found. But maybe
> it wasn't included or maybe it doesn't work - or maybe you have verbosity
> set to 5 or higher (though this does not appear from the line you gave).
> Anyway the error message is not significant, I suggest that (as another
> poster suggested in the same thread) you just filter the output through a
> pipe to remove messages relates to .gvfs thus:
> rdiff-backup --... / /media/usbdisk/repository|grep -v "^ListError.*/\.gvfs"
> Dominic

Hi Dominic, it's too bad rdiff-backup seems to have died.  What are
people migrating to with the same or similar functionality?

- Grant

> I'm using this line to back up my files:
> rdiff-backup --exclude '/home/grant/.gvfs' --include '/etc' --include
> '/home/grant/backup' --include '/var/lib/portage/world' --include
> '/usr/src/linux/.config' --exclude '/*' / /media/usbdisk/repository
> I get this even though the file's path is excluded:
> ListError home/grant/.gvfs [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/home/grant/.gvfs'
> I found this thread from 2008 which describes the problem and indicates that
> the fix was committed to CVS:
> http://www.backupcentral.com/phpBB2/two-way-mirrors-of-external-mailing-lists-3/rdiff-backup-23/rdiff-backup-trying-to-access-gvfs-even-though-it-is-exc-93726/
> I'm on rdiff-backup-1.3.3.  Is there a good way to avoid this error?
> - Grant

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