I’m mistaking, you’re right.. A previous setup was using sshfs and it’s actually the internal system which is being used now.
The destination folder has a gfs2 file system.
The source folders have ext4.
attributes / access is not really essential, but preferred!
Yes from Mike's email it does seem there is a problem with
rdiff-backup if the destination filesystem is accessed via NFS.
I hadn't realised you use sshfs, the script you gave appeared to use
rdiff-backup's internal connection method. Yet I use sshfs to mount
a remote source directory (for a source machine which cannot run
rdiff-backup) and I have never had any problems with it, my remote
filesystem is ext4 (previously reiserfs), the destination filesystem
is ext4. I have always used rdiff-backup switches --no-eas and
--no-acls which may or may not be significant, and I backup from an
LVM snapshot of the source.
What are the underlying filesystems for the sources (/etc and /home)
and for the destination
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On 14/05/2014 13:43, M. Verkerk wrote:
Thanks for your response!
Some of these files are from inactive users and I’m quite
sure their files weren’t changed during the rdiff backup!
Did you read the email from Mike Fleetwood? These are similar
error messages, allegedley caused by retrieving wrong hid and
gid on NFS file systems. I’m using a remote filesystem as well,
SSHFS, over here!
I have applied this patch and running a backup at this very
moment. Unfortunately it’s taking quite long because I had to
interrupt a previous backup and rdiff is busy with ‘regressing’.
Marijn, a similar
situation was discussed here quite recently, see http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/rdiff-backup-users/2014-03/msg00012.html
The cause in this case, and probably in yours, is that the
source data is changing while the backup is proceeding. I
note that in your case some of the source files that are
missing in backup have not changed, but maybe their metadata
changed? What filesystem are they on?
If you really need to backup the missing files, using a
static copy of the source (e.g. a snapshot) should solve the
problem. If the missing files are unimportant, Chris Wilson
suggested a way to stop these messages appearing.
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