Can't stat -t problem

mike wolman
Wed, 9 Jan 2002 18:37:34 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Ben,

I have just noticed your posting about the new version and am about to
try it out with the new option.

I did learn a bit more about find and after running:

find / \( -type d -name dev -prune \) -o -type b -print

I am pretty sure there are no device files being backed up.

I will let you know if the new option sorts things,



On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, Ben Escoto wrote:

> >>>>> "MW" == mike wolman <>
> >>>>> wrote the following on Mon, 7 Jan 2002 20:04:44 +0000 (GMT)
>   MW> Hi Ben, I have checked and am pretty sure there are no dev files
>   MW> being backed up, this is the command line i am using:
>   MW> I will have an extra check to see if there are any other dev
>   MW> files about but it is a plain webserver without anything special
>   MW> running.
> Did you ever find the device file?  (You can see which file
> rdiff-backup objects to by setting to a high verbosity, like 7.)  If
> there really are no device files then there must be some logic error
> in rdiff-backup.
>     Also, the newest version has an --ignore-device-files option, so
> if it is messing up device files, you can just tell it to ignore all
> of them.
> --
> Ben Escoto