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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Re: Using a plain rsync for initial backup?

From: Jakob Unterwurzacher
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Re: Using a plain rsync for initial backup?
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 10:24:10 +0200
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On 10/06/10 01:35, Casey Rodarmor wrote:
> And just to clarify, the data that I copied over from A to B was just
> a plain backup, with no rdiff-backup meta-data.

rdiff-backup will use existing files no matter what, just like rsync.
However, it will complain like this:

> Fatal Error: Destination directory
> dst
> exists, but does not look like a rdiff-backup directory.  Running
> rdiff-backup like this could mess up what is currently in it.  If you
> want to update or overwrite it, run rdiff-backup with the --force
> option.

So, just add --force for the first run.


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