two stupid questions
Wed, 01 May 2002 21:55:07 -0700
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>>>>> "DG" == David Garamond <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>>>> wrote the following on Thu, 02 May 2002 01:28:05 +0700
DG> personally, i believe moving the data directory outside the
DG> backup target is the best. this avoids "inband communication"
DG> (as is the case with 'From ' string in unix mailbox format,
DG> which is considered a bad thing).
DG> however, we can also do things like this:
The scheme you suggest would solve the problem of backing up an
rdiff-backup mirror directory using rdiff-backup. However, it seems
less general than an option to specify a particular rdiff-backup-data
directory. Also, there are two similar cases I'd like to handle:
1. Filenames only about 30 chars or less shorter than the maximum.
2. Files on the source partition containing characters not allowable
on the mirror partition (e.g. ':' and backing up to windows fs).
Maybe these three are similar enough that some common facility to
remap certain filenames to others (filename-mapping.<time>.data files
in increments directory?) would solve all three problems.
Also, could you explain why it would be a good idea to use
rdiff-backup on an rdiff-backup directory? Wouldn't it be redundant
not to use rsync (or rdiff-backup --mirror-only) instead?
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