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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Winows - large files and binary edits with no d

From: Philip Warner
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Winows - large files and binary edits with no date change
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2008 12:01:52 +1100
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Josh Nisly wrote:
> I don't know about the first problem (I though rdiff-backup on linux
> handles it.)

Not sure about linux; I've only tried on a PC -- I guess it would be
possible to test on linux by using touch to reset the date fields on a
fail, if it can reset the relevant ones. Which date field does
rasync-backup check?

> The second problem is because one of the underlying libraries has a
> bug dealing with large (>4GB) files. There is a patch available that
> is typically applied on linux, but when I wrote the build script, I
> simply failed to include it. I'll try to change this soon.

That'd be great.

> Philip Warner wrote:
>> 1. If date and size do not change, then rdiff-backup assumes the file is
>> unchanged. There seems to be no way to force it to check a file (I
>> vaguely recall rsync *does* have a parameter to say 'force file data
>> check'.
>> 2. Large file support does not seem to be there. The file I am using is
>> 12GB in size and rdiff-backup dies (eventually) with an illegal seek.

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