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    SubjectRe: I give up

    On Apr 11 2007 18:43, Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
    >"John Anthony Kazos Jr." <jakj@j-a-k-j.com> writes:
    >
    >> I think that's especially true. If a user begins with a single full disk
    >> for their entire filesystem, uses tar to backup, and then later adds a
    >> second disk, copies everything from /usr and /home onto partitions there
    >> (making sure to preserve all interesting bits like ctime/mtime), and
    >> mounts them over the original directories, tar should not decide that
    >> every file in /usr and /home was deleted and recreated.
    >
    >That wouldn't work, even if you managed to copy ctime, the target
    >inode number will be different than the original and backup has
    >to assume it's a different file.

    Time for rsync and/or rsync -c. And some target filesystem that is
    fused to a [can-be-]non-solid archive, like 7z.


    Jan
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