[Bug 2758] "File exists" error using options -b and --backup-dir with device files.

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Tue Jun 7 17:49:58 GMT 2005


wayned at samba.org changed:

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             Status|NEW                         |ASSIGNED

------- Additional Comments From wayned at samba.org  2005-06-07 10:49 -------
Yes, this particular problem started in 2.6.4 because prior to that, rsync was
failing to backup any updated devices (and apparently symlinks as well).  A
quick fix would be to try to delete the item in the way in the backup dir, but
the backup code is systemically bad at overwriting existing objects (such as
replacing a file with a dir or visa versa), so the code really needs some deep

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