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Re: mkisofs aborts but exit value is 0

Volker Kuhlmann <hidden@paradise.net.nz> wrote:

> > > If you like to do backups, use apropriate tools (e.g. star).
> > 
> > I will have to RTxy about star in order to find out
> > which of the challenges of backuping it promises to
> > handle.
> Not your ease of retrieval requirement. Nothing which packs up your
> files into any sort of container first will give you easy retrieval, or
> a lot of sleep when trying to recover the most from damaged backup
> media. This is where creating a random-access filesystem on the backup
> media really scores.

Something like a tar archive is easier to recover than a ISO-9660 filesystem
where a block from a top level directory has been damaged.

The advantage from star is that it is able to store _all_ meta data from
a file while ISO-9660 (even with RR) only stores a limited set.

No sparse files.
No ACLs.
No other file attributes.


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