What steps will reproduce the problem?

I added a (encrypted) ssh remote and everything worked fine. Now I marked the remote as dead, but git-annex still tries to upload to this remote. I recognize this because it asks for my ssh and gpg keys passwords.

While transfering (or asking for the password), git annex status shows the following:

supported backends: SHA256E SHA1E SHA512E SHA224E SHA384E SHA256 SHA1 SHA512 SHA224 SHA384 WORM URL
supported remote types: git S3 bup directory rsync web hook
trusted repositories: 0
semitrusted repositories: 2
    00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001 -- web
    cd16b9c6-f464-11e1-9845-8749687232d2 -- here (Dell)
untrusted repositories: 0
dead repositories: 7
    11379fa0-ecd6-49e2-9bec-24fc19cc7b9f -- vserver.dbruhn.de_annex
    2195e036-d2ef-4357-8c89-a9aaec23ebdc -- vserver-plain
    4d066ea1-fb9f-45fd-990a-5c5c836f530e -- inTmp
    bb276045-6ba6-488f-88d0-39a3c5f5134d -- vserver-enc
    c49f3372-3fcf-49fc-b626-73ba4454c172 -- annexBare (bareAnnex)
    e52645b3-bfb6-457d-b281-967353919e29 -- AnnexUSBFAT
    ea3d6acc-716c-48e8-9b6b-993b90dcc1db -- vserver2
transfers in progress: 
    uploading Schmidt/somefile.m4a

 to vserver2
available local disk space: 43 gigabytes (+1 megabyte reserved)
temporary directory size: 389 megabytes (clean up with git-annex unused)
local annex keys: 23
local annex size: 396 megabytes
known annex keys: 19
known annex size: 396 megabytes
bloom filter size: 16 mebibytes (0% full)
backend usage: 
    SHA256E: 42

As you can see, the vserver2 remote is marked as dead but git-annex still tries to upload. This problem keeps occuring even after restarts.

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?

If I do not get the dead status wrong, git-annex should not use these remotes.

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?

git-annex HEAD from yesterdays git. Ubuntu 12.10

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