No change to directories but mirrors incremented

Tim Allen
Wed, 4 Sep 2002 14:04:38 +0100


I'm using rdiff-backup 0.95 to backup a directory tree from a server to a
backup server. The command line is

rdiff-backup -v5 --ssh-no-compression --exclude
ignorecase:/shared/admin/pcntl/local /shared golux::/shared

and runs daily from cron.

I have noticed that two directories (out of several hundred) give this each
time, although no files have changed within the directories:

Incrementing mirror file /shared/Data/Old Computers/Kamco/UTILS
Incrementing mirror file /shared/Data/padspwr/LogicFiles

Just the directories are being repeatedly backed-up, not the contents.

Stat-ing the first shows

  File: "/shared/Data/Old Computers/Kamco/UTILS"
  Size: 4096            Blocks: 8          IO Block: -4611692203180290048
Device: 303h/771d       Inode: 3385327     Links: 2
Access: (2770/drwxrws---)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (  502/   devel)
Access: Wed Sep  4 05:13:45 2002
Modify: Mon Jun 24 18:49:27 2002
Change: Mon Jul 29 23:09:41 2002

Can anyone explain why this should be happenning?


Tim Allen