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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] rdiff-backup should have MUCH simpler defaults

From: Chris Wilson
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] rdiff-backup should have MUCH simpler defaults
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:28:48 +0000 (GMT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.02 (DEB 1266 2009-07-14)

Hi Jeff,

On Wed, 19 Feb 2014, sunfun wrote:

I used the --no-compression argument, but can't seem to find a way to avoid the the restoration process of the .diff version files, and just keep the versioned text files as text files!

Am i missing somenthing, or do i have to go through a restore process to to even take a peek at the text in two versions of a text file?

I'm afraid you do. Rdiff-backup uses rdiff for storing differences between versions. Nothing else. The only way to restore old versions (that I know) is rdiff-backup -r.

If you want to store complete copies of old versions, then I'm afraid you need a different tool. Perhaps dirvish?

Cheers, Chris.
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