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by Coastie
Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: How to use FSArchiver
Topic: Format before restore needed?
Replies: 1
Views: 5778

Format before restore needed?

I recently installed Win7 SP1 (NTFS) and did a full backup. It worked fine. I installed a program that caused some issues, and since it was early on, I did a restore rather than just uninstalling the program. Prior to the restore, which worked just fine, I reformatted the drive. Is that a necessary ...
by Coastie
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: General questions
Topic: LZMA2 Support
Replies: 2
Views: 7273

Re: LZMA2 Support

great, thanks
by Coastie
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: General questions
Topic: LZMA2 Support
Replies: 2
Views: 7273

LZMA2 Support

Are there plans to support LZMA2 compression?
by Coastie
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: General questions
Topic: Development Status?
Replies: 2
Views: 4552

Re: Development Status?

Sounds good, thanks for the update
by Coastie
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: General questions
Topic: Symlink problems when restoring Win7 Prof archive
Replies: 9
Views: 8446

Re: Symlink problems when restoring Win7 Prof archive

I believe clonezilla uses partimage instead of fsarchiver for the backup/restore process. As you can see here: http://www.fsarchiver.org/Fsarchiver_vs_partimage FSArchiver uses files and partimage uses blocks, that may explain why FSA fails and partimage via clonezilla succeeds After checking, clone...
by Coastie
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: General questions
Topic: Development Status?
Replies: 2
Views: 4552

Development Status?

I know you have been busy with > monthly updates to sysrescuecd, has there been much on the development front for fsarchiver? Do we have anything in the works on a 'verify' option for the archive, or any other upcoming features?
by Coastie
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: My own little unscientific compression test
Replies: 8
Views: 11441

Re: My own little unscientific compression test

as stated above: All tests were run on the same SSD with 2 partitions. One for the OS and one for the recovery file. The OS partition was formatted between restores. No hyperthreading on my CPU, so that is the reason for -j2 and not more. General consensus is to leave 1 core or 1 thread available fo...
by Coastie
Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: How to use FSArchiver
Topic: -j multi-threaded compression
Replies: 3
Views: 6241

Re: -j multi-threaded compression

Note that we operating somewhat unusually in that we are archiving one partition onto another on the same drive (our goal is to allow the user to perform a "99% hands-off" reimage of their Windows partition). That is what I use it for as well. Disaster recovery on the road. Thanks for the core info.
by Coastie
Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: How to use FSArchiver
Topic: slow ntfs restore
Replies: 2
Views: 6235

Re: slow ntfs restore

was it to a HDD, or SSD? Using an SSD I found using the default kernel from SRCD without the trim command was slower to restore a backup. Once booted into windows and the SSD was cleaned after the use of a non-trim aware OS, the next restore using the alt-kernel (newer w/trim support) from SRCD was ...
by Coastie
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: My own little unscientific compression test
Replies: 8
Views: 11441

Re: My own little unscientific compression test

Yes, just booted to verify.

ntfs-3g 2010.5.16
fsarchiver 0.6.10

Used the standard SRCD kernel-32 to create the archive and restore
by Coastie
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: My own little unscientific compression test
Replies: 8
Views: 11441

Re: My own little unscientific compression test

I have been very busy on stabilizing SystemRescueCd-1.5.x
Are you also the maintainer of the SRCD? If so I used 1.5.5beta8 for all above tests.
fsarchiver was v0.6.10 included in that, not sure which version of ntfs-3g was inclided in 1.5.5beta8
by Coastie
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:51 am
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: My own little unscientific compression test
Replies: 8
Views: 11441

Re: My own little unscientific compression test

restfs -j2 as follows. Win 7 booted without error in both cases. LZMA-1 __ -z7 __ 00:07:01 GZIP-6 __ -z3 __00:06:16 Unlike when compressing, neither decompress type taxed the CPU too much. GZIP hovered around 40% on each core. LZMA ranged from 25% to 85% leaning more toward the higher end, so if you...
by Coastie
Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: My own little unscientific compression test
Replies: 8
Views: 11441

My own little unscientific compression test

Dell E1505 laptop 2ghz Core 2 2 GB RAM 80GB Intel G2 SSD Backing up a fresh Win7 x32 install with updates and MS Security Essentials installed. No cleaning (update files etc) was done, the used space on that NTFS partition is 11.44GB. Changing the restore partition from NTFS to reiser4 did not have ...
by Coastie
Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: How to use FSArchiver
Topic: -j multi-threaded compression
Replies: 3
Views: 6241

-j multi-threaded compression

If you have a 2 core cpu (and plenty of ram) that can process 4 threads, do you use the -j option for cores, or threads?

-j2 (cores)
0r
-j4 (threads)
by Coastie
Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Feature request
Topic: Add command to verify an archive
Replies: 12
Views: 18479

Re: Add command to verify an archive

Is there any new information on a way to verify/test an archive? Is it included in the 0.7.0 betas?