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Commands not executing in shell script run by udev

I'm having trouble using udev to run a shell script that backs up my hard drives to an external drive whenever the external drive is connected via USB. Everything works except the actual call to ...
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Wildcards in exclude-filelist for duplicity

I am trying to exclude a "bulk" folder in each home directory from the backup. For this purpose, I have a line - /data/home/*/bulk in my exclude-filelist file. However, this doesn't seem to be ...
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archfs: backup does mount, but files are not accessible

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 ...
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OSError: [Errno 36] File name too long

I'm using rdiff-backup since a long time to pull backups over SSH to the backup-server. Recently rdiff-backup crashed with Errno 36. So I deleted the file which had the long name in the source. ...
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What are the advantages and disadventages of git or bzr + rsync vs rdiff-backup?

I used to use rsync to do backups, but then I switched to rdiff-backup to incremental backups. Recently, I discovered git and bzr while working on a coding project. So, I was thinking, I could have ...
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Switch to using rdiff-backup for backups of / instead of rsync?

I usually use rsync to do backups, with a command like this: rsync -avxz -e "ssh" --exclude ".gvfs" --numeric-ids / /media/Backup/slash/ How can I convert the arguments I use with rysnc to ...
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rdiff-backup and running out of disk space. Something weird's going on

I've got an rdiff-backup setup that backs up a largeish sql dump (1.6GB) over a network. The server it's backing up to (Ubuntu 10.10 server) has a small local disk (4GB, 1GB free) but has a cifs mount ...
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What happens if rsnapshot / rdiff-backup gets interrupted in the middle of a transfer?

Question says it all: What happens if rsnapshot or rdiff-backup gets interrupted in the middle of a transfer? I know that rsnapshot tries to make a complete snapshot of your system in rotating ...
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How to rdiff-backup / rsnapshot / backupninja from LOCAL to REMOTE machine?

I'm a bit confused about doing backups with rsync/rdiff-backup / rsnapshot via SSH. I've been looking at utilities such as backupninja and rsnapshot. These are rsync / rdiff based backup systems, ...