ridiff backup failers

mike wolman mike@nux.co.uk
Tue, 22 Jan 2002 18:07:33 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Ben,

Once in a while the backup fails due to connection errors - like a bad isp,
normally when i re-run rdiff-backup it works fine and completes the
backup, however on a couple of occasions on the re-run it dies with a
similar error message like below:

Excluding /home/db
Incrementing mirror file /home/customers/us/home/jon/.bash_history
Looks as if previous backup, dated 2002-01-09T17:44:55+01:00, created the
and then failed or was aborted!
Some data may be lost...
Fatal Error: Times out of order, expecting
prev time < inc mod time < current time, found instead
(1010620735.0, 1010598295L, 1011717465.7931809)

Inorder to continue the backup I have been manually removing the files it
has been complaining about, is there a "correct" procedure to recover from
a failed backup?