0.4.4 and exclude-device-files
Wed, 9 Jan 2002 20:35:12 +0000 (GMT)
I have just replace rdiff-backup on the the backup server and the machine
causing a problem,
I have tried the "exclude-device-files" option but this did not work,
and your email said ignore-device-files so i looked at the source to
check while i was there i decided to try a quick fix:
"""Return tuple for special file (major, minor)"""
# if Globals.exclude_device_files:
# No point in finding numbers because it will be excluded anyway
# cmdline = "stat -t %s" % self.quote()
# statpipe = self.conn.os.popen(cmdline)
# statoutputlist = statpipe.read().split()
# if statpipe.close(): raise RPathException("Error running " + cmdline)
# return tuple(map(lambda x: int(x, 16), statoutputlist[9:11]))
I know this clobbers backing up any dev files but MAKEDEV will sort them
out if required.
I am not that familiar with python but had a run though and could not see
why option is not being passed to _getdevnums.
Not much of a patch.
On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, Ben Escoto wrote:
> >>>>> "MW" == mike wolman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >>>>> 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