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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Missing files from backup

From: Mike Fleetwood
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Missing files from backup
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 18:47:11 +0100

On 1 June 2014 19:57, Thomas Witzel <address@hidden> wrote:
> Thanks Mike,
> I tried your patch and actually had created something similar myself right
> before you replied, but made sure to try your patch as well, since my python
> skills are at best rudimentary.
> Anyhow, both modifications lead to the result that apparently the size
> doesn't match. Over the last few days the number of affected files has
> increased to 52, even though the "new" four files with this error also
> haven't changed in months.
> Anyhow when I copy these files from the source by hand (using the "cp"
> command in my shell), the size matches. Also a curious other observation is
> that starting from the second error the size attribute of the first argument
> is always identical to the size attribute of the second argument of the
> previous error. Its too weird to be a coincident. The files affected are not
> in the same directories nor seem to have many other connections, other than
> being ascii files of the same format and extension (but so are the other
> 9000)....
> Is there a patch that the tmp file will NOT be deleted in case an error
> occurs? I believe taking a look at these files will be quite instructive.
> Thanks,
> Thomas

Please post the verbose messages for the first few problem files.

I don't know of any such patch.  You might try putting a return as the
first line of TempFile.py, class TempFile, def delete().  Never tried
this so I don't know what it will do.


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