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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] failing backup

From: Kurt Yoder
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] failing backup
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 16:32:42 -0400

On Oct 10, 2007, at 3:48 PM, chuck odonnell wrote:

On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 03:31:48PM -0400, Kurt Yoder wrote:
Hello list

I am running rdiff-backup 1.1.5 on a Debian machine. Previously I
have been able to do restores without problems. However, now I am
having trouble restoring my boss's mail directory. It's his "in-box"
maildir directory (eg "./cur") with 2743 files in it, the largest
being 1.1 MB. Whenever I try to restore this file using -v9, I see
the preparation activity when rdiff-backup launches.

Then rdiff-backup does... *something* which is not displayed on the
terminal. The rdiff-backup process starts to use up progressively
more memory, until after several hours it is using gigabytes of
memory. At this point it segfaults and nothing in the maildir is

I did a bit of further digging with strace, and see an un-ending
stream of these kinds of messages:

2007-02-08T05:18:56-05:00.snapshot.gz", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0600,
st_size=1944, ...}) = 0
0xbf983bb0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)

Is it examining the directory to see what files exist in order to
calculate the restore? Is it taking such a long time and running out
of memory due to the number of files in the increments directory?
There are 108440 files in this directory.

I suppose I could do this restore manually with gnu find, etc.
However, if would be good if there's a way to get rdiff-backup to
work here.

Any comments or suggestions?

one quick question -- is the destination directory a live Maildir? I
imagine this could wreak havoc if so.


No, I'm not restoring to a live maildir.

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