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

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Is --listed-incremental needed when restoring a full backup?
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 15:39:14 +0200

Rob Browning <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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?

No, there's no need to keep it for extracting. Currently it is only
needed when creating an incremental backup. When extracting it is
only required that --listed-incremental be given, its argument is
never referenced.
> 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

Yes, it's fine both for --list and --extract.


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