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Re: [Bug-tar] Incremental extract improvement

From: Ian Turner
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Incremental extract improvement
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 11:54:47 -0400
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On Wednesday 10 May 2006 10:49, Sergey Poznyakoff wrote:
> This is the purpose of the incremental extraction: to restore exact
> state of the directory at the time the dump was made. Any file or
> directory not present in the archive should be removed (for directories,
> this implies recursive removal). I don't see anything wrong with it.
> Can you please give an example when this behavior is not desired?

Over here in the Amanda project, we get users *all the time* who are confused 
why other files in the directory structure they just restored to have 
suddenly been blown away. IMNSHO it would be better if the incremental 
restore works analogously to the non-incremental restore: That is, to not 
delete stuff not mentioned in the archive.

You should also consider the possibility that the archive has been created 
with exclude options, which presumably should be excluded from deletion at 
restore, as well.


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