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[Rdiff-backup-bugs] [bug #32221] Native Win32 file and folder attributes
[Rdiff-backup-bugs] [bug #32221] Native Win32 file and folder attributes cause crash / are ignored
Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:20:16 +0000
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Summary: Native Win32 file and folder attributes cause crash
/ are ignored
Submitted by: None
Submitted on: Mon 24 Jan 2011 12:20:15 AM UTC
Severity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: None
Assigned to: None
Discussion Lock: Any
Tested on 1.2.8 release and 1.3.3 development versions of the Win32 exe using
Windows XP Professional.
1) Folder attributes of "read-only" are copied correctly to the mirror, but
if this directory is then removed on the source, the next backup will crash.
This is due to the fact that rdiff-backup cannot delete the directory. If one
manually removes the read-only tag from the folder on the mirror prior to
running the backup that attempts the removal, everything works fine. The
read-only flag is even set back by rdiff-backup when restored.
2) File/Folder attributes of "hidden", "system", etc (like less-important
compress/encrypt flags) are ignored. As a result a restore operation then
requires these flags be reset manually.
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