Re: Preferred Backup Method?
On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 03:22:48PM -0800, David Brodbeck wrote:
> What's your experience with rdiff-backup been? When I tried it I
> found it way too fragile to be a viable backup solution. If the
> backup was interrupted for any reason, it would corrupt the history
> data, and all future backup or restore attempts in that directory
> would cause rdiff-backup to crash. Also, it had the usual Python
> error recovery problems -- whenever an error occurred the actual
> error message was buried somewhere in a gargantuan stack trace.
Please don't call this the "Usual Python error recovery problems".
Python allows you to trap all the errors it could discover. You just
have to wrap everything in a try block. So if you're getting error
messages in a stack trace, then call it a bug.