error (Index ('CSCOST.DAT',) already covered, skipping)

Ben Escoto
Mon, 03 Jun 2002 01:52:21 -0700

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

>>>>> "JC" == Jeb Campbell <>
>>>>> wrote the following on Sun, 02 Jun 2002 22:38:23 -0400

  JC> Using rdiff-backup 0.7.6 (also occurred with 0.7.4).  This error
  JC> occurs on a few files and prevents the file from being backed
  JC> up:

  JC> Error 'Index ('CSCOST.DAT',) already covered, skipping'
  JC> processing CSCOST.DAT Skipping CSCOST.DAT because of previous
  JC> error

But the backup as a whole successfully finishes?  What files are in
rdiff-backup-data/* and rdiff-backup-data/increments/CSCOST.DAT*?

    This error is supposed to occur in the following situation:
Suppose that the last successful backup is run at time t1.  Then at
time t2 a second backup is run, but it fails.  A third backup runs at
t3.  The t3 session is supposed to record in the increments directory
the state of the mirror directory at time t1.  But sometimes this job
was already done by the t2 session, so the file is skipped.  If the
last session succeeded you shouldn't see that message.

Ben Escoto

Content-Type: application/pgp-signature

Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Exmh version 2.5 01/15/2001