documentation for why long incremental chains are bad

Bug #1031610 reported by az on 2012-08-01
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Bug Description

this is a forward of debian bug #677215, which lives over there:

the original submitter had a 300+ long incremental chain, and was surprised badly that duplicity
ate all his space in /tmp on restore (see for history).

given my counter that long incremental chains are a bad idea, the submitter suggested that
the docs spell this out better - and i concur: the manpage says way too little about the
nature of incrementals, that they're deltas against previous inc's, or that long chains are neither
efficient to restore nor overly robust.


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