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[rdiff-backup-users] How to cope with missing 'rdiff-backup-data' in des

From: R. Diez
Subject: [rdiff-backup-users] How to cope with missing 'rdiff-backup-data' in destination directory
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:15:31 +0100
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Hi all:

I have a big set of backup files on a slow USB drive (my Linux laptop only has USB 2.0 ports). In order to quickly update the backup, I have been using rsync in "look only at modification time" mode.

Now I wish to switch to rdiff-backup. The destination directory already contains an exact copy of the source directory, but is missing the 'rdiff-backup-data' directory, so I am getting error "Bad directory /home/rdiez/blah/blah. It doesn't appear to be an rdiff-backup destination dir".

I don't want to copy all files again, as it would take hours. Is there a way to tell rdiff-backup to regenerate the 'rdiff-backup-data' directory?

By the way, this is the little wrapper script that I am using:


Thanks in advance,

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