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Re: [Bug-tar] Is --listed-incremental needed when restoring a full backu

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Is --listed-incremental needed when restoring a full backup?
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 12:30:08 -0600
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Sergey Poznyakoff <address@hidden> writes:

>> or do you need to keep the foo.snap file around and specify
>> --listed-incremental=foo.snap during the extract?
> Yes, you should use --listed-incremental when extracting as well.

OK, so even if I decide at some point that I want to delete all the
old incrementals and just keep the full backup, will I still need to
keep the full backup's snaphot file around?

I ask because for at least some commands, the docs mention that
although you need the --listed-incremental=SNAP option, the contents
of SNAP aren't important, i.e. --listed-incremental=/dev/null is fine
for --list.  I didn't know if extracting a full backup was also one of
those cases.

Rob Browning
rlb @defaultvalue.org and @debian.org; previously @cs.utexas.edu
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