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
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.