Re: Bug#174525: ITP: dar -- Disk ARchive: Backup directory tree and files.
On Sat, 28 Dec 2002 08:28, Brian May wrote:
> - The Author recommends linking with -static, so restoration programs
> will work without extra libraries. I haven't decided if this is a good
> idea or not, if it needs to be applied to all binaries. lintian
> gets upset if my package contains static binaries.
I suggest having a separate "dar-restore-static" package for that.
> - My version is compiled with ATTR (EA) support, however, DAR gets very
> verbose if the filesystem doesn't support ATTRs (IMHO errors of type
> "Operation not supported" need to be ignored). These warnings
> will disappear if the -Uu flags are used (don't archive ATTRs).
Maybe you could patch it to check for ATTR support on backup at the start of
each file system. If a file system does not support ATTR then display a
single message "File system /var does not support ATTR." and continue on with
no further messages. Of course it's a bit more serious if you do a restore
with ATTR support and the file system doesn't like it...
> - ssh can be used for backups (just pipe the data via ssh to the
> destination file), for incremental backups (generate catalog at server
> and send it to client first). However, I am not certain about restores
> (client requires 2 pipes to server, one in each direction; this makes
> me nervous about potential deadlocks).
Shouldn't be a problem, just do "ssh client restore-comand" and then the
client's stdin and stdout are the two pipes you need. Gotta test it first of
course, but I expect it to work.
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