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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Failling to get started

From: Dominic Raferd
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Failling to get started
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:05:24 +0000
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Hi Luc

Why not just use this command:
rdiff-backup /cygdrive/t/data address@hidden::/smb/backup/armand
If this doesn't work, maybe there is a problem running rdiff-backup to a samba-mounted volume on the rdiff-backup server? Try backing up to e.g. address@hidden::/home/armand/backup

Also if the destination is Windows-based this can cause problems - generally rdiff-backup is more reliable backing up to Linux.

I use the rdiff-backup.exe program (which doesn't require Cygwin, though I do use Cygwin too) for backups from Windows.

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On 05/02/2013 07:45, Luc Saffre wrote:

as a beginner, I'm probably missing something...

I'm trying to backup data under t:\data from my cygwin windows machine
(called "armand") to a Debian server (called "jana").

I created a file `rdiff-backup-to-jana.sh` with one line:

  rdiff-backup --include-globbing-filelist include.lst \
    /cygdrive address@hidden::/smb/backup/armand

Another file `include.lst` contains two lines:

  - **

I run it like this from a Windows command prompt:

T:\data\path>bash rdiff-backup-to-jana.sh
DeprecationWarning: os.popen2 is deprecated.  Use the subprocess module.
  stdin, stdout = os.popen2(remote_cmd)
address@hidden's password:

That is, it asks for a password, then works some time and everything
seems okay. On jana it has created a directory /smb/backup/armand
containing one subdirectory rdiff-backup-data. But I cannot believe that
this is a backup of my data because it is only 68KB

address@hidden:/smb/backup$ du -h armand
4.0K    armand/rdiff-backup-data/increments
64K     armand/rdiff-backup-data
68K     armand

I guess that it is just the extra reverse diffs. But where is the copy
of my data? What am I missing? Thanks in advance for any hints.


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