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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] rdiff-backup support for Long File Paths and/or
Re: [rdiff-backup-users] rdiff-backup support for Long File Paths and/or Cygwin
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:16:07 +0000
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On 17/02/14 23:53, Joe Clark wrote:
I have been trying to get rdiff-backup to work under these constraints:
* source files are on a local disk on Windows 7
* the backup is to be stored on a network share (mounted as a Windows
I first tried this with the Windows-built executable (1.2.8 and
1.3.3), but both have issues with long file paths (and I don't believe
that "just don't use long file paths" is a reasonable workaround).
I then tried using the version included with Cygwin (1.2.8-5), but it
gets this error, again when backing up to a remote shared drive folder:
OverflowError: group id is greater than maximum
I tried to hack the Python code and just remove the offending line
(rpath.py:977) (it seemed reasonable to try it), and then I got an
error about an inode key not being found -- maybe related to
hardlinking not being allowed on network shares?
Are there workarounds for these issues?
The most reliable workaround IMO is to stop backing up to a network
share and instead backup to a Linux-based destination via ssh. The Linux
machine can use old hardware or be a VM.
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