I am new user of rdiff-backup and am facing some problems in comparing subdirectories of backupsets I want to find files in a subdirectory that have changed since last backup
Following is my configuration:
Ubuntu 5.10 with rdiff-backup version 1.0.4
/data is the partition with files to backup (hda6) /backup is partition on another disk (hdb1) /backup/scripts contains my backup scripts and file exclude lists
I am running the tool as: (this is part of backup script which also takes care of other partitions and runs as a cron) rdiff-backup --exclude-globbing-filelist /backup/scripts/Data_Excludes /data /backup/DataFull
exlcude list contains entries like: /data/DVDBackups/** /data/LinuxISO/**
Files have not been modified since last backup
Now if I do
rdiff-backup --exclude-globbing-filelist /backup/scripts/Data_Excludes --compare /data /backup/DataFull Output says : No changes found. Directory matches archive data.
This is as expected since nothing changed since last backup
But if I want to check any subdirectory say, rdiff-backup --compare /data/test1/ /backup/DataFull/test1
(I had to remove exclude option as exclude paths don't match and rdiff-backup fails to understand the arguments) It shows all the files including subdirectories therein as new and deleted
Here is output new . new a new b new c new d new media new media/cd new media/flpy new media/hdd new media/hdd/h1 new media/usbdisk new media/usbdisk/u1
deleted test1 deleted test1/a deleted test1/b deleted test1/c deleted test1/d deleted test1/media deleted test1/media/cd deleted test1/media/flpy deleted test1/media/hdd deleted test1/media/hdd/h1
deleted test1/media/usbdisk deleted test1/media/usbdisk/u1
So even if nothing is changed rdiff-backup is showing some weired output
I am confused. Am I giving wrong options to rdiff-backup or is it not possible to check the delta for sub directories?
How can I reliably detect any changes in subdirectories of the backupset?