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sr #108407: linkFrom<N> files not created when backup has encountered errors

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Fri 04 Oct 2013 02:45:15 PM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
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Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Open
Operating System:  GNU/Linux
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Sat 12 Oct 2013 08:24:32 AM UTC, comment #1: 


thanks for the patch, which will be included in the next release.
I think you backuped to an ntfs filesystem which doesn't support sockets?

To avoid the error message (useless try to store sockets), you also may set

Heinz-Josef Claes <hjclaes>
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Fri 04 Oct 2013 02:45:15 PM UTC, original submission:  


In version 3.4.2, when option --lateLinks is used and one or more errors occur during the backup, references between backups are not created correctly.

File ".storeBackupLinks/linkTo" is created in the new backup directory without corresponding ".storeBackupLinks/linkFrom<N>" files in referenced backup directories.

Attached file "" is a logfile from a backup that has this problem.
Attached file "" is the logfile from the resulting failed run of

The attached patch seems to fix the issue for me.



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    2013-10-06 aedmunds Carbon-Copy- Added aedmunds
    2013-10-04 None Attached File- Added, #29293
        Attached File- Added, #29294
        Attached File- Added Create-linkFromN-files-when-backup-has-encountered-errors.patch, #29295

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