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--compare gave me "Fatal Error: Mirror metadata not found"

Belmar-Letelier
$ rdiff-backup --compare luis_backup::/home/luis/projects
/backups/luis_projects

Warning: ownership cannot be changed on filesystem at
/backups/luis_projects/rdiff-backup-data
Warning, metadata file not found.
Metadata will be read from filesystem.
Fatal Error: Mirror metadata not found
backup@sokoban:~/luis_projects$

This question is on the list archives but with no answer.

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/rdiff-backup-users/2004-09/msg00004.html

Luis


PS: Some more information


$ rdiff-backup -l /backups/luis_projects/
Warning: ownership cannot be changed on filesystem at
/backups/luis_projects/rdiff-backup-data
Found 3 increments:
    increments.2005-11-02T10:48:16+01:00.dir   Wed Nov  2 10:48:16 2005
    increments.2005-11-02T11:45:25+01:00.dir   Wed Nov  2 11:45:25 2005
    increments.2005-11-02T11:47:10+01:00.dir   Wed Nov  2 11:47:10 2005
Current mirror: Wed Nov  2 12:55:53 2005

$ rdiff-backup -V
rdiff-backup 0.13.4

$ uname -a
Linux sokoban 2.6.10-5-k7 #1 Thu Aug 18 23:14:40 UTC 2005 i686 GNU/Linux



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Re: --compare gave me "Fatal Error: Mirror metadata not found"

Ben Escoto
>>>>> Belmar-Letelier <[hidden email]>
>>>>> wrote the following on Wed, 02 Nov 2005 18:00:41 +0100
> $ rdiff-backup --compare luis_backup::/home/luis/projects
> /backups/luis_projects
>
> Warning: ownership cannot be changed on filesystem at
> /backups/luis_projects/rdiff-backup-data
> Warning, metadata file not found.
> Metadata will be read from filesystem.
> Fatal Error: Mirror metadata not found

The --compare option needs to find an
rdiff-backup-data/mirror_metadata.xxx file, dated to the time you are
comparing.  I'm not sure why it's missing from your system.  One
possibility is that the repository was made by an older version
(before 0.11.x?) , which did not write a mirror_metadata file.

The new devel version has a few more compare options, some of which
don't need a mirror_metadata file, but the stable version only does
the "fast" compare, which requires that file.


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