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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Fatal Error: Lost connection to the remote syst

From: Grant
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Fatal Error: Lost connection to the remote system
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2013 03:33:41 -0700

> Are you running this over the internet? I wouldn't advise this precisely
> because of these sorts of problems. rdiff-backup really needs a reliable
> connection, rsync is better for backup over the internet. If you need the
> extra functionality of rdiff-backup, either run rdiff-backup locally on the
> remote system (or its lan) and then rsync the resulting repository to your
> laptop, or rsync the data from remote to your laptop and then use
> rdiff-backup locally on your laptop. I do the former.

Thank you, I didn't realize that was a best practice.  Is this
documented anywhere?

Is there any way to execute the "regressing destination now" operation
on the server without involving the client?

- Grant

>> I'm trying to back up from a remote system to my laptop but I get:
>> "Previous backup seems to have failed, regressing destination now."
>> And then after a few hours:
>> "Write failed: Broken pipe
>> Fatal Error: Lost connection to the remote system"
>> My connection to the remote system seems fine the entire time and
>> during this process there seems to be long periods of time with no
>> data being transferred between my laptop and the remote system and no
>> disk activity on my laptop's backup disk which seems strange.  How can
>> I get this working again?
>> - Grant

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