bugrdiff-backup - Bugs: bug #30286, --exclude-other-filesystems...


bug #30286: --exclude-other-filesystems wrongly excludes even mountpoint directory

Submitted by:  Carl Chenet <chaicareborn>
Submitted on:  Mon 28 Jun 2010 11:11:48 PM UTC  
Votes:  2  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
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Mon 28 Jun 2010 11:11:48 PM UTC, original submission:  


One of the Debian users Daniel Reichelt <debian@itamservices.de> found out this situation :

This discussion on [1] brought up the issue.

rdiff-backup --exclude-other-file-systems even excludes the directory of the
mountpoint. This is both troublesome and wrong:
- restoring a system backup without /dev, /proc, /sys,  $(some others) directories
  is nothing nice to think about...
- the empty mountpoint directory itself is part of the filesystem which is being
  backed up.

The attached dpatch fixes this nicely. It originates from [2], written by [3].

[1] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.sysutils.backup.rdiff-backup.general/6442
[2] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.sysutils.backup.rdiff-backup.general/6452
[3] Jakob Unterwurzacher <jakobunt@gmail.com>


Please have a look at the attached patch.

Carl Chenet - Debian maintainer of the Rdiff-backup package.

Blog: http://carlchenet.wordpress.com
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Carl Chenet <chaicareborn>


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