really small bug and a question for inhomgenous environments
Wed, 28 Aug 2002 09:49:00 -0700
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>>>>> "TP" == Tobias Polzin <email@example.com>
>>>>> wrote the following on Wed, 28 Aug 2002 13:26:10 +0200
TP> I found a minor minor bug in the rdiff-backup 0.95:
TP> --test-server requires an argument. If called without, it
TP> raises an exception. Therefore, line 162 of Main.py should be
TP> changed into: if l == 0 and action != "server":
TP> The man page should be adopted *************** *** 310 **** ! .B
TP> --test-server --- 310 ---- ! .B --test-server host::filename
TP> *************** *** 426 **** ! rdiff-backup --test-server
TP> hostname.net::/this/is/ignored --- 426 ---- ! rdiff-backup
TP> --test-server hostname.net::/ignored
TP> (the last diff puts the whole example hopefully in one line of
TP> the rman.
Thank you, I just updated my copy.
TP> I have the task to think of a backup system for our local
TP> environment (lot's of notebooks with windows and linux) and
TP> stumbled over your great rdiff-backup and want to give it a
TP> try. Because I do not want to force everyone to install
TP> python2.2, I will use some rsync to mirror the filesystem to a
TP> backup server, and than make a rdiff-backup of this mirror for
TP> history backup. This may nearly double the necessary discspace,
TP> but brings the installation effort to a fraction. Or do you have
TP> a better idea?
It is generally easier to install rsync than
python2.2+librsync+rdiff-backup, and I can't think of another way to
use rdiff-backup when it isn't installed on a host computer, so I
suppose that scheme makes some sense.
It does seem a shame to waste all the disk space though. You may
want to check out Mike Rubel's "rsync snapshots" at
He describes a way of getting something similar to rdiff-backup but
just using rsync and hard links. It takes up more disk space but less
than the scheme you're describing..
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