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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] "librsync error 100" when trying to backup

From: Greg Freemyer
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] "librsync error 100" when trying to backup
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:52:19 -0400

On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 12:27 PM, Andrew Ferguson <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Oct 24, 2008, at 12:13 PM, Ryan How wrote:
>> I've been backing up 30GB+ files from windows to linux no problems... but
>> running 1.2.1. I'm waiting for 1.2.3 for long filepaths :)
> The bug is architecture-dependent, I believe. see:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=355178
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=429797
> And I don't know about long file paths on Windows happening in the 1.2.x
> branch.... I think you're going to need to wait for Python 3 and an updated
> WinPython with Unicode operations. :-/

As a possible workaround, from the Windows CLI you can try to use
subst to map a new drive letter into the middle of you longpath.

if you know you have long paths within "c:\documents and
settings\administrator\documents" you should be able to do:

subst x: "c:\documents and settings\administrator\documents"
rdiff-backup x:

And gain 40 or so chars.

Greg Freemyer
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