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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] rdiff-backup error / recovery failure

From: Dominic Raferd
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] rdiff-backup error / recovery failure
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:18:14 +0000
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Why do you rotate the backup directory? There is no need to rotate directories in an rdiff-backup repository. You can recover previous versions anyway. You can delete old versions if you need the disk space back (but they are stored efficiently so it might not be necessary).

On 25/03/2013 16:47, Gary Rickert wrote:
We have been running rdiff-backup via a cron script (follows) for the last few months against 3 systems with no problem. The backup directory is rotated each week, and last night the initial (full) backup apparently failed.

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