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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] restoring files

From: Alec Berryman
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] restoring files
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 00:40:09 -0400
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begin  quotation of Mal Beaton on 2004-10-11 13:53:36 +1000:

> backup works ok
> backups$ rdiff-backup --list-changed-since 5D  home/mjb
> works fine
> restore from backups on backups
> backups$ rdiff-backup -r 1D rdiffdir/home/mjb/update-aide 
> rdiffdir/home/mjb/newaide
> works fine and the file newaide is the version from one day ago
> however
> on server1
> server1$ rdiff-backup -r 1D backups::/rdiffdir/home/mjb/update-aide 
> /home/mjb/newaide fails

Do you usually do backups over ssh?  Was the successful restore from a
local copy of the archive, an NFS mount, or something else?

> rdiff-backup --test-server backups::/rdiffdir                 Testing 
> server started by:  ssh -C backups rdiff-backup --server
> Server OK
> error from the restore

> "/home/tretkowski/rdiff-backup/rdiff-backup-0.13.4/debian/rdiff-backup/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rdiff_backup/connection.py",
> line 230, in _get
> rdiff_backup.connection.ConnectionReadError: Truncated header string 
> (problem probably originated remotely)

Are you using the same version locally and remotely?

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