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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Delete most recent increment?

From: Robert Nichols
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Delete most recent increment?
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:40:02 -0600
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On 12/18/2013 05:29 AM, Ron Leach wrote:
On 16/12/2013 15:28, Dominic Raferd wrote:

Ron, see my utility here:
So, I'd prefer to do something 'manually', if it were possible, so that I could
be aware of what changes were happening.

The net result of the script, after a lot of checking, is to
create a second "current_mirror" file named to match the 2nd most
recent "mirror_metadata" file, making it appear that the most
recent backup did not complete successfully.  (The final action of
a successful backup is to remove the old "current_mirror" file.)
Then it invokes rdiff-backup with the --check-destination-dir
option to regress this apparently failed backup.  For example, if
you had


it would create


Note that regressing a backup can take quite a long time even if
there were only a few changes.  rdiff-backup needs to search
through the entire increments tree since the metadata files for
that session might not be complete.

If you do not trust rdiff-backup to regress a failed or aborted
backup, you really shouldn't be using it.

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