bugrdiff-backup - Bugs: bug #23129, Feature request: Using a list...


bug #23129: Feature request: Using a list generated by fslogger or inotify as source

Submitted by:  Guru Evi <guruevi>
Submitted on:  Thu 01 May 2008 03:47:02 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
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Open/Closed:  Open

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Thu 01 May 2008 03:47:02 PM UTC, original submission:  

What I would like to see in one of the following versions is to be able to update a backup repository using a list of files to check instead of rdiff-backup doing all the work.

Currently if you run a backup it's going to go over all the directories and files looking for changed files which can take a long time. However, lately operating systems have been having features like inotify and fslogger which keeps track of files that have changed. This can be dumped into a file or so that will then have a list of all the files that've been changed.

Just like the include or exclude switch there should be an update switch to only go over a certain list of files and it shouldn't alter any files/metadata on the files it didn't check (just copy it over or so)

Guru Evi <guruevi>


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