Fri, 30 Aug 2002 22:03:08 +0200
* Ben Escoto <email@example.com> [28. Aug. 2002]:
> >>>>> "GZ" == Gregor Zattler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >>>>> wrote the following on Wed, 28 Aug 2002 13:02:05 +0200
> GZ> Hi, until now i rdiff-backup my "/home".
> GZ> Now i plan to rdiff-backup "/" too (with "/home" (and with or
> GZ> without "/var" and "/usr")). Is it possible to merge the old
> GZ> rdiff-backups for "/home" to the new rdiff-backup for "/" or to
> GZ> use it as a "seed"?
> It's possible, but you will have to do it "manually", and it's kind of
> a pain. Suppose you ran:
> rdiff-backup /home /backup
> Then you would:
> mv /backup /tmp
> mkdir /backup
> mv /tmp/rdiff-backup-data /backup
> mv /tmp /backup/home
> cd /backup/rdiff-backup-data
> mv increments tmp
> mkdir increments
> mv tmp increments/home
this sounds reasonable.
> And now look at all the increments.<time>.dir files in
> /backup/rdiff-backup-data. For each one, rename it to
> and then touch a
> new increments.<time>.dir file in the same place, but this time make
> sure it has the same ownership and permissions as your root
> directory. Now you can run:
> rdiff-backup / /backup
> and the /home information will still be available. (Hmm, of course
> you really shouldn't run that, or at least --exclude /backup first.)
> I think this should work, but it is off the top of my head so I
> may be forgetting some steps.
Thanks for your explanation. I will test it, when i have spare
time. I then will report my succes (hopefully).
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