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From: Harry Putnam <reader@×××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] current portage rsnapshot can eat your backups
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 13:12:02
From: Harry Putnam <reader@×××××××.com>
  Subject: rsnapshot and cp bug
  Newsgroups: gmane.linux.gentoo.devel
  Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 08:54:02 -0600
  Message-ID: <87zml44jxx.fsf@×××××××.com>

[This message was posted some time ago but failed to show on the list
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The portage version of rsnapshot 1.2.1 (most recent) has a problem
with the newest gnu cp.  It can cause rsnapshot to eat all your
carefully saved backups.  This was discussed on rsnapshot list some
time ago:

And more recently when rsnapshot ate all my backups.

The newer version 1.2.2 does not have this problem.
Maybe it should be hustled into portage.

Or certain lines in the exiting version can be edited 
(explained the cited messages).

Look for this message and subject on
gmane.comp.sysutils.backup.rsnapshot.general, for some of the

  From: reader@×××××××.com
  Subject: rsnap failure in cp -al leads to deletion of all but one Hourly*
  Newsgroups: gmane.comp.sysutils.backup.rsnapshot.general,
  Cc: gentoo-user@g.o
  Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 08:47:05 -0600
  Message-ID: <87vexlta8m.fsf@×××××××.com>

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Re: [gentoo-dev] current portage rsnapshot can eat your backups "Bryan Østergaard" <kloeri@g.o>