Fri, 18 Jan 2002 10:16:59 +0200

hello list people,

I'd like to use rdiff-backup to backup a winnt smbfs share from
my linux machine.  I'm getting an error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/rdiff-backup", line 3760, in ?
  File "/usr/bin/rdiff-backup", line 3528, in Main
  File "/usr/bin/rdiff-backup", line 3504, in take_action
    elif self.action == "backup": self.Backup(rps[0], rps[1])
  File "/usr/bin/rdiff-backup", line 3556, in Backup
    else: HighLevel.Mirror(rpin, rpout)
  File "/usr/bin/rdiff-backup", line 3096, in Mirror
    DestS.patch_and_finalize(dest_rpath, diffiter)
  File "/usr/bin/rdiff-backup", line 3221, in patch_and_finalize
    RORPIter.patchonce(None, dsrp, diff_rorp)
  File "/usr/bin/rdiff-backup", line 2399, in patchonce
  File "/usr/bin/rdiff-backup", line 2141, in write_from_fileobj
    RPath.copyfileobj(fp, outfp)
  File "/usr/bin/rdiff-backup", line 1579, in copyfileobj
    inbuf =
IOError: [Errno 26] Text file busy

The drive I am trying to back up has no Windows System Files on it,
but quite a few of the files are in use by programs running on that

I'd go and put a try/except in copyfileobj, but I'd rather have an
"official" solution...  maybe a note in the log would be sufficient?

Anyway, thanks again for rdiff backup.