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[Help-tar] mode/mod time differs issues with tar verify

From: toby
Subject: [Help-tar] mode/mod time differs issues with tar verify
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:21:26 +0100
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I have a backup script which backups my system to a LTO tape drive, it has been running fine for years, on ugprading to Centos 6.5 (tar 1.26) I am now getting errors when verifiying.

tar command is :

tar --label="$backuplabel" -cvWf /dev/nst0 $directorieslist

There errors are mainly :

Mode differs
Mod time differs

but also quite a few :

Uid differs

The backup is done on a static directory (it has been rsynced from the main working system) so the mod/mod times etc wont change between writing and verify.

Any ideas what could be causing this or a way to debug how the mode/mod times/uids are different?

I have tested on three different versions of tar (1.20, 1.26 and latest 1.27) all with the same issue.


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