two stupid questions
Thu, 02 May 2002 14:00:15 +0700
Ben Escoto wrote:
> 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
yes, a new --data-dir option is also fine with me. i'd like to put
rdiff-backup-data/ dir outside the target dir.
> 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?
no, i was just saying that, _suppose_ a source directory contains an
rdiff-backup-data/. who knows? putting the data dir inside the target
dir has a possibility of name clash with that.