Bug 523908 - Brasero Tries to Copy All Data in .gvfs Directory, Including All Data on Other Servers
Summary: Brasero Tries to Copy All Data in .gvfs Directory, Including All Data on Othe...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: brasero
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Xavier Lamien
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-09-17 07:05 UTC by David Le Sage
Modified: 2010-06-28 14:42 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:42:22 UTC

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Description David Le Sage 2009-09-17 07:05:32 UTC
Description of problem:
I was trying to back up my home directory onto a DVD and, adding files, Brasero suddenly started pulling down hundreds of GBs of data.  Even with all files and configuration settings, I knew I had less than one GB on my machine.  

Upon investigation, I discovered that it was trying to copy all of the data on a remote server I had mapped.  The link to this server was contained in my .gvfs directory.

This occurs even if you instruct Brasero not to follow symlinks.

Clearly, by default, Brasero should not try to copy the entire contents of a remote server onto a DVD.  Therefore, this should be an option only and this ability should be switched OFF by default. 

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How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to Places -> Connect to Server.  
2. Map a remote server to your computer via ssh and bookmark it. 
3. Launch Brasero.
4. Attempt to back up your home directory, including your hidden configuration files.

Actual results:
The .gvfs directory will be added to the list to be built.  Brasero will then try to pull down the entire remote server and add this to the image as well.

Expected results:
Bookmarked links to remote SSH servers should be ignored.  There should be a simple way of burning one's home directory and all hidden configuration files contained therein to disk without the software blindly trying to follow paths and pull down 100s of Gbs.  Backing up a Home directory and hidden files to DVD would be a common task for many of our users.

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Comment 1 David Le Sage 2009-09-17 07:15:05 UTC
Just to clarify, I presume this is because GVFS treats remote servers as if they were directories on the local machine.  Given that this causes timeout errors in Brasero as it tries to create images for burning that exceed hundreds of GBs there definitely needs to be a way for it to exclude these, perhaps something as simple as an extra option in the tick box that currently asks about hidden files and symlinks to purposely exclude remote fileshares mapped under .gvfs.

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