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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] First try

From: Steven Willoughby
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] First try
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 10:46:55 -0600
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Mark Williamson wrote:
Mmmm. I'm by no means an rdiff-backup expert, but I wouldn't expect backing up a Linux partition to a FAT filesystem to work entirely smoothly: FAT doesn't support all the semantics that a Unix-style filesystem requires in order to work properly. Since rdiff-backup stores the most recent copy directly as files, you're at best going to lose some information about the original files (e.g. ownership, permissions, etc).

The rdiff-backup-data/metadata* files contain the ownership, permissions, size, modification time, as well as a sha1 digest of the file. I'm not backing up non-regular files (such as device files) but I bet information is stored for them as well.


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