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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Incremental, automated, remote, secure

From: Dominic Raferd
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Incremental, automated, remote, secure
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:50:27 +0100
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On 19/07/2013 17:12, Greg Troxel wrote:
I was worried more about corruption *on the system being backed up*,
which would not be detected for a long time, and then you have bad bits
and want to find old backups.

I see. As long as the rdiff-backup repository has not experienced corruption independently, it should be able to recover your good data by regressing through the bad recent files back to good earlier ones. In fact this is a critical attribute of rdiff-backup and a reason why it is so valuable.

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