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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Serious data loss using rdiff-backup

From: Alec Berryman
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Serious data loss using rdiff-backup
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 19:03:35 -0400
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begin  quotation of Alistair Popple on 2004-09-22 21:10:17 +1000:

> I think I have located the reason files in /usr were being deleted. 
> Within the backup directory there is a symlink to /usr (called
> ./export/journyx/journyx/pd/Linux/pgres), which must somehow be
> related to the deleting as the problem first occured after I added
> this link on the main server.  I found this out by running the
> destination-check on the rebuilt system, which for obvious reasons was
> setup so that /usr and / were mounted read-only.  The destination
> check then failed with the following error:
> OSError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system:
> './export/journyx/journyx/pd/Linux/pgres/bin/.keep'
> However the destination directory was mounted read-write and the file
> mentioned does not exist on the server being backed up.  Also the
> destination-check succeded once this link was removed from the backup
> set (both the destination directory and the rdiff-backup-data
> directory)

Hmm... so do you think when the symlink to /usr was deleted, /usr was
deleted along with it?

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