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Re: [Bug-tar] Problem with --listed-incremental and --one-file-system

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Problem with --listed-incremental and --one-file-system
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 09:57:43 +0300

Chris Schanzle <address@hidden> wrote:

> While doing a test disaster recovery with a Fedora Linux box that has
> /boot and / as separate filesystems, I discovered that during the
> restore of the first incremental, the contents of /boot were removed.
> Below is a similar test to illustrate my problem.  Did I find a bug or
> just a new mistake in my methods?

When restoring from an incremental backup, tar attempts to restore the
exact state in which the filesystem was when the backup was made. That
includes deleting any files that are not in the backup.


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