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Re: [Bug-tar] incremental backups and --one-file-system (version 1.25)

From: gene heskett
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] incremental backups and --one-file-system (version 1.25)
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 01:40:58 -0500
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On Monday, November 22, 2010 01:36:20 am Gene Heskett did opine:

> On Wednesday, November 17, 2010 06:51:34 pm Paul Eggert did opine:
> > On 11/15/2010 12:33 PM, Martin Weigel wrote:
> > > I am having problems with incremental backups with
> > > --listed-incremental and the --one-file-system option in 1.25 which,
> > > essentially, does nothing. For example,
> > 
> > Yes, thanks, I think this bug was introduced in 1.24
> > and has not yet been fixed (I haven't even looked at
> > it, I'm afraid).  More pairs of eyes would help.
> FWIW Paul & friends, those of us who use amanda as our backup system
> have been forced to make our package managers revert to 1.23, until
> such time as this is reverted or fixed.  I'm running pclos here, and
> had 1.24 auto- installed 10 days or so back up the log & it took a bit
> to figure out what to point at when the typical 14Gb backup suddenly
> turned into a 4Gb backup because it had few or no subdirs in the
> backups.
> As for eyes, I'm afraid mine are fading (diabetes and 76 YO) to the
> extent that code carving isn't the enjoyable pastime it was 15 years
> ago on narrower bussed hardware.
> Your attention to this will be muchly appreciated.
> Thanks Paul.

Well, pclos shipped 1.25 today, and its just as broken as 1.24 was.  Aren't 
the modes amanda uses for incremental ever tested?

Cheers, Gene
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