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>>>>> "docv" == docv <email@example.com>
>>>>> wrote the following on Sat, 23 Feb 2002 11:05:04 -0600
docv> Ok, I started rdiff-backup around 1:40 am this morning and
docv> when I checked on it around 10:00 am the HD on the source box
docv> was going crazy (making all kinds of activity noise) and the
docv> gnome terminal I ran rdiff-backup from was still waiting for
docv> it to complete. There's less than 1.5 gig of data on the
docv> source and I know it shouldn't take that long to backup.
Ben> I've never seen this...
Actually, someone's email recently reminded me that I have seen this
before, but it isn't an rdiff-backup bug strictly speaking.. If you
try to backup a directory into itself then rdiff-backup will loop
forever. For instance, if you type
rdiff-backup foo foo/backup
then rdiff-backup will create foo/backup, and start backing files up
into it. But then it will find foo/backup (which is in the foo
directory after all), and try to back that up into foo/backup/backup.
And then foo/backup/backup/backup, etc.
In general these cycles can't all be detected (you might be
running rdiff-backup remotely with system NFS mounted on the other)
but I suppose it wouldn't hurt to try to detect warn about these cases
when they occur locally.
Anyway, this may not be your problem, but now that I think about
it, it probably is..
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