[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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

From: Martin Simmons
Subject: Re: : Re: [Bug-tar] Problem with --listed-incremental and --one-file-system
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 01:13:15 +0100 (BST)

>>>>> On Wed, 07 Apr 2004 09:57:43 +0300, Sergey Poznyakoff <address@hidden> 
>>>>> said:

  Sergey> 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?

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

I'm only half convinced.  The trouble is that incremental archives created
with the --one-file-system option record mount points as if they are empty
directories, causing restore to delete files that couldn't possibly be in the

Suggestion: maybe gnu_restore() should take account of the --one-file-system
option to avoid deleting files in mounted filesystems?


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]