[Bug 10724] rsync 3.1.1 creates extra dirs inside --backup-dir

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Sun Aug 2 17:22:53 UTC 2015


Wayne Davison <wayned at samba.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |ASSIGNED

--- Comment #6 from Wayne Davison <wayned at samba.org> ---
In rsync 3.1.x the backup logic was improved to ensure that older, conflicting
files/symlinks couldn't cause problems in a new backup.  For instance, if a
file changed to a directory (and was backed up) and then later a file needed to
be backed up in the new path, the lingering file that now needs to be a
directory caused rsync to die.  The new logic is to ensure that every dir that
exists in the transfer is now a directory in the backup area.  This logic could
be amended to instead ensure that any conflicts are removed, and the dir
creation delayed until needed.

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