bugrdiff-backup - Bugs: bug #27391, "rdiff-backup --verify"...


bug #27391: "rdiff-backup --verify" erroneously warns of missing SHA1 digests for hardlinked files

Submitted by:  Daniel Richard G. <iskunk>
Submitted on:  Mon 07 Sep 2009 08:01:30 AM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Duplicate
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Sun 26 May 2013 04:01:14 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Closing this in favor of #26848

Kevin Fenzi <nirik>
Project Member
Fri 18 Jun 2010 07:10:58 AM UTC, comment #1: 

This bug is related to #26848 which has a good patch.

carlos lopez <carloslp>
Mon 07 Sep 2009 08:01:30 AM UTC, original submission:  

This is with 1.2.5, but I don't see anything in the changelogs to suggest that this has been addressed.

When verifying a repository, rdiff-backup fails to take hardlinked files into account. (As you know, these files only have the SHA1 digest recorded once in the metadata; the other entries have the inode/device information, but no hash.)

The end result is that some rather confusing (if ultimately harmless) warnings are printed out:

$ rdiff-backup --verify /srv/backup
Warning: Cannot find SHA1 digest for file var/log/ntpstats/loopstats.20050403,
perhaps because this feature was added in v1.1.1
Warning: Cannot find SHA1 digest for file var/log/ntpstats/peerstats.20050403,
perhaps because this feature was added in v1.1.1
Every file verified successfully.

(This was for a repository created with 1.2.5, so the "perhaps" bit is completely bogus.)

Daniel Richard G. <iskunk>


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