unable to list backups prior to most recent full backup

Asked by Darryl Moore on 2009-10-02

Duplicity 0.6.04
Ubuntu Jaunty

I had two sets of incremental backups previously which I could run the following commands on:

duplicity list-current-files -t 2009-10-01T15:11:00 scp://<email address hidden>/ubn.local/el-grande

duplicity list-current-files -t 2009-10-01T15:11:01 scp://<email address hidden>/ubn.local/el-grande

(note the slight difference in time which correspond to separate incremental backups) each command would return some of the file names with different time stamps like so:

Thu Oct 1 15:17:46 2009 home/darryl/tuxit/scripts/scripts/install/backup_client
Thu Oct 1 16:10:58 2009 home/darryl/tuxit/scripts/scripts/install/backup_client

after running a full backup this morning, both commands then only return the following

Fri Oct 2 08:14:47 2009 home/darryl/tuxit/scripts/scripts/install/backup_client

It would appear, at least with the 'list-current-files' command, that data prior to the most recent full backup is inaccessible. I do not yet know if this is also the case with the 'restore' command. I will have to do some investigation to find out.

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Data prior to the last full backup is not available for list or restore. The previous full backups are only kept as insurance against failure of the current full backup.

If you want to list/restore files from a previous backup, isolate that backup in a different directory and run against that directory.

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