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archfs is a tool that lets one mount a rdiff-backup as a drive, and then browse the contents of the backup as if they were snapshots (think if BackInTime or Rsnapshot).

rdiff-backup is a great tool made even greater by archfs. If it would only work...

What I did:

  1. create a folder on my desktop, called "backup"
  2. attach my USB drive containing the rdiff backup,
  3. then: archfs '/home/david/Desktop/backup' '/media/david/BACKUP/home'

/home/david/Desktop/backup contains these folders, david and rdiff-backup-data. I backup my home directory there.)

When I click on the backup folder to open it, an error occurs:

"Sorry, could not display all the contents of “backup”: Transport endpoint is not connected"
  • What should I do? --David
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I used "sudo chown -R david:david" on my backup disk, before invoking archfs. Now it seems to work... –  user258532 Apr 16 at 14:42

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