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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] IOError: [Errno 75] Value too large for defined

From: Bruno Basilio
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] IOError: [Errno 75] Value too large for defined
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 12:01:26 +0100

>>> I suppose you want to use NTFS for backup in order to at the same time 
>>> produce
>>> MSWin compatible files. If not, just reformat your USB into EXT3 or 4. (and 
>>> my
>>> further comments are superfluos)

>> Do you need to use NTFS for the external drive? I suggest you try again using
>> a Linux format such as ext3 and see if you have more success.
>> My impression is that a high proportion of problems with rdiff-backup relate
>> to backups to NTFS volumes (backup *from* NTFS generally works fine).

> BTW, I see open source utility Ext2Read 
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2read/
> allows a Windows machine to read and copy from Ext2/3/4 (including using LVM2)
> filesystems.

Since the backups are being made in Linux I will consider using Ext2
or FAT32 as destiny, but sharing files with Windows is an important

>>> Since there seems to be less experience using rdiff-backup on MSWin and 
>>> since
>>> FAT32 is a less complex and hopefully more secure filesystem than NTFS for
>>> Linux use I chose to backup to a FAT32 disk in order to simultaneously get
>>> MSWin-compatible files.
>>> I do employ some precautions regarding file naming and some special care at
>>> rdiff-backup use. I have earlier posted questions touching these problems 
>>> that
>>> may be similar to yours (on FAT32, though) but may be avoided, so far, by
>>> using
>>>         rdiff-backup --no-hard-links \
>>>                 --override-chars-to-quote '"*/:<>?\\|;' \
>>>                 $source $fat32usb

Thank you for your feedback.

Best regards,
Bruno Basilio

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