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Bug#265968: rdiff-backup: Can't restore incremental backups

Package: rdiff-backup
Version: 0.13.4-3
Severity: critical
Tags: sid
Justification: causes serious data loss

Thanks for maintaining rdiff-backup. 

It's concept is great.

The main reason I'm writing is to report that, at
least on my box, rdiff-backup seems to be unable
to restore incremental backups. 

I suspect that I'm doing something wrong, but,
since no one knows if they can restore data until
they try and the consequences of failing can be
severe, I decided to email you.

For example, when I type:

    $ rdiff-backup --restore-as-of 3M /etc/passwd /tmp

it reports:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/usr/bin/rdiff-backup", line 23, in ?
      File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/rdiff_backup/Main.py", line 259, in Main
      File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/rdiff_backup/Main.py", line 239, in take_action
        elif action == "restore-as-of": Restore(rps[0], rps[1], 1)
      File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/rdiff_backup/Main.py", line 451, in Restore
        if not restore_root_set: assert restore_set_root(src_rp)

However, incremental files exist:

    $ ls -l /mnt/backup/rdiff-backup-data/increments/etc/passwd*


    -rw-r--r--    1 root     root          259 Aug 16  2003 /mnt/backup/rdiff-backup-data/increments/etc/passwd-.2004-07-07T01:21:01-07:00.diff.gz
    -rw-r--r--    1 root     root          399 Aug 16  2003 /mnt/backup/rdiff-backup-data/increments/etc/passwd.2004-07-07T01:21:01-07:00.diff.gz


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.7-1-k7

Versions of packages rdiff-backup depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-13 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  librsync1                   0.9.6-8      Binary diff library based on the r
ii  python2.3                   2.3.1-2      An interactive high-level object-o
ii  rdiff                       0.9.5-2      Binary diff tool for signature-bas

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