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Re: AW: Backup format to ISO?

On Tue, 16 Nov 2004, Hermes, Stefan wrote:

> You could use GNU tar to unpack the archives, as gtar replaces / with ./ by
> default,
> taking away the double pain (at the cost of additional pain for using gtar
> :)

Unfortunately the rooted backups are cpio format:
  find / -depth -print0 | cpio -oBa0 -Hcrc >/dev/tape
where they should be:
  cd / && find . -depth -print0 | cpio -oBa0 -Hcrc >/dev/tape

And there's no documented way to use tar on a cpio file, although cpio
will read many tar files. The real issue is not how to do the unpack, but
how to NOT do the unpack at all.

bill davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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