Persistent, sporadic failure in make_bak_dir mkdir

Wayne Davison wayned at
Sun Aug 12 11:26:39 MDT 2012

On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 1:14 PM, Richard Crane <
Richard.Crane at> wrote:

> Through several versions up to and including the current 3.0.9 I
> experience  sporadic, repeating (but not predictably) errors of this form:
> [... backup errors ...]
> Is there anything I can do?

The backup code in 3.1.0dev is much improved from the 3.0.x idiom.  It both
strives to ensure that any colliding elements are fixed (e.g. dir/symlink
changes from prior runs) and that the backing up is done more atomically.
 I'd recommend giving it a try.

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