View Full Version : Update: rdiff-backup-0.12.6-0.fdr.1 (RH9, FC1/stable)

22nd November 2003, 02:46 AM
Name : rdiff-backup
Version : 0.12.6
Release : 0.fdr.1
Group : Applications/Archiving
Size : 1316054
License : GPL
URL : http://rdiff-backup.stanford.edu/
Summary : Convenient and transparent local/remote incremental mirror/backup
Description :
rdiff-backup is a script, written in Python, that backs up one
directory to another and is intended to be run periodically (nightly
from cron for instance). The target directory ends up a copy of the
source directory, but extra reverse diffs are stored in the target
directory, so you can still recover files lost some time ago. The idea
is to combine the best features of a mirror and an incremental
backup. rdiff-backup can also operate in a bandwidth efficient manner
over a pipe, like rsync. Thus you can use rdiff-backup and ssh to
securely back a hard drive up to a remote location, and only the
differences from the previous backup will be transmitted.

Changes since 0.12.4 (last version in Fedora):

New in v0.12.6 (2003/11/02)

Yet another unreadable file non-root regress bug fix. Sorry about

Added --list-increment-sizes option from the development branch.
Previously this option was in the man page but was omitted in the code
(thanks to Michael Schwendt for report).

Regressing and restoring should now take less memory when processing
large directories (noticed by Luke Mewburn and others).

When regressing, remove mirror_metadata and similar increments first.
This will hopefully help regressing a backup that failed because disk
was full (reported by Erik Forsberg).

Fixed rather important quoting problem: quoting directives like
--windows-mode were simply ignored when rdiff-backup was running
remotely! I'm surprised no one noticed this. Are none of you using
--windows-mode or similar?

Fixed handling of (lack of) daylight savings time. Earlier bug would
cause some files to be marked an hour later. Thanks to Troels Arvin
and Farkas Levente for bug report.

New in v0.12.5 (2003/09/27)

Fixed bug in --test-server when using --restrict security options
(test would fail improperly). Thanks to Maik Schreiber for report.

--list-changed-since and --list-at-time now work remotely.
Thanks to Morten Werner Olsen for bug report.

Fixed logic bug that could make restoring extremely slow and waste
memory. Thanks for Jacques Botha for report.

Fixed bug restoring some directories when mirror_metadata file was
missing (as when made by 0.10.x version).

Regressing and restoring as non-root user now works on directories
that contain unreadable files and directories as long as they are
owned by that user. Bug report by Arkadiusz Miskiewicz. Hopefully
this is the last of the unreadable file bugs...

Ben Escoto