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by feffer777
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: General questions
Topic: Trouble restoring file system...
Replies: 1
Views: 5522

Re: Trouble restoring file system...

OK, false alarm. I tested a restore on an open partition of this SSD -- no errors and after changing the UUID (it was a dupe) I could update Grub and boot into it. I think I somehow mangled the fsa when I did a Ctl-c to abort the process. I'll check this a little further...
by feffer777
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Trouble restoring file system...
Replies: 1
Views: 5522

Trouble restoring file system...

Made a backup of an ext.4 partition living on the 2nd partition of an M2 SSD using like this: fsarchiver savefs /path/to/my/ubuntu.fsa /dev/nvme0n1p2 In other words no special modifiers. It ran with no errors. Tried to restore it this way: first mounted the partition and deleted the files...probably...
by feffer777
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: General questions
Topic: fsarchiver and Windows as of 2016...
Replies: 0
Views: 6849

fsarchiver and Windows as of 2016...

My Windows/Linux multi-boot machine is over six years old now. I'm running Win7 and 3 linux partitions. I've been using fsarchiver and rsync for unattended backups to a server for all this time. The linux partitions back up w/o error and I recently needed to restore a damaged Ubuntu partition (dumb ...
by feffer777
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Errors when running fsarchiver
Replies: 24
Views: 42713

Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Out of curiosity, what leads you to believe that the developer knows about the issue or that a new version is on the way? The fsarchiver " status " page says ver .7 is being worked on and that ntfs support needs work. Also, I'm pretty sure the developer is aware of the questions/issues here even th...
by feffer777
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Errors when running fsarchiver
Replies: 24
Views: 42713

Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

Did some more reading about the winsxs directory etc. Mine is 15gb in size. I see why it is important to have the hard links to winsxs components accurately backed up by fsarchiver. btw my ntfs-3g ... # dpkg -l ntfs-3g ii ntfs-3g 1:2012.1.15AR.1-1ub read/write NTFS driver for FUSE I guess I was happ...
by feffer777
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Errors when running fsarchiver
Replies: 24
Views: 42713

Re: Errors when running fsarchiver

hmmm, I've been using fsarchiver for win7 for a few years with zero errors? Statistics for filesystem 0 * files successfully processed:....regfiles=103943, directories=26465, symlinks=66, hardlinks=26538, specials=3 * files with errors:...............regfiles=0, directories=0, symlinks=0, hardlinks=...
by feffer777
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Cannot restore image: Device or resource busy [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 29391

Re: Cannot recover ext3 image errno=16, Device or resource

Same issue restoring an image to an SD card -- the boot partition of a Debian OS. However, despite the error, the data was written. I ran rsync to the card from an existing good directory and nothing changed. Also the card boots my Plug server w/o problem. Are any of you getting the same result? Nam...
by feffer777
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: failure to compress
Replies: 5
Views: 11064

Re: failure to compress

Using savefs and the default compression, I get archives that are less than half the size of the original. Haven't looked at the docs about this, but if savedir isn't compressing for you maybe that IS the difference. You could try savefs and see? btw, if you are just saving specific directories, for...
by feffer777
Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: The way FSArchiver interpret wildcard: *
Replies: 4
Views: 8542

Re: The way FSArchiver interpret wildcard: *

From the man page: -e pattern, --exclude=pattern Exclude files and directories that match that pattern. The pattern can contains shell asterisks such as * and ?, and the pattern may be either a simple file/dir name or an absolute file/dir path. You must use quotes around the pattern each time you us...
by feffer777
Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: UUID numbers
Replies: 1
Views: 6786

Re: UUID numbers

Yes, the UUID of the restored partition will be the same as the original.
by feffer777
Tue May 24, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: cloning bootable Windows 7
Replies: 7
Views: 14122

Re: cloning bootable Windows 7

@PJT -- finally got some time to test this further, and got w7 restored. For details see this thread If you are still having trouble, and have not tried replacing your original w7 drive with a restored one, try that. I tried BCDedit and other things too, but w7 really does not like 2 installs on the...
by feffer777
Tue May 24, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Handling Windows 7 partitions?
Replies: 9
Views: 16492

Re: Handling Windows 7 partitions?

Finally had time to get back to this issue, and successfully restored win7 to a new hdd. For others who might be having similar issues, this is what I did. The original Win7 install was on an SSD. I saved .fsa backups for the boot (/dev/sda1) and system (dev/sda2) partitions. Then used gparted to pa...
by feffer777
Thu May 19, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: cloning bootable Windows 7
Replies: 7
Views: 14122

Re: cloning bootable Windows 7

Ability to handle Windows7 is important and although the original post is dated, I'd like to know if this has been successfully tested? I'm not a "window's guy" but I believe Win7 uses bcdedit rather than boot.ini. I also tried saving and restoring a Win7 system. The save went w/o errors, and the re...
by feffer777
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Handling Windows 7 partitions?
Replies: 9
Views: 16492

Re: Handling Windows 7 partitions?

Had a chance to test fsarchiver with win7. Here's my impressions. I saved win7.fsa files for each of the two win7 partitions. This worked w/o errors. I then installed my new SSD drives and did a clean install of win7 to the larger one. I don't use windows much and my original install wasn't much cha...
by feffer777
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: General questions
Topic: Handling Windows 7 partitions?
Replies: 9
Views: 16492

Re: Handling Windows 7 partitions?

I think tuipveus meant to reply to another post, but actually I do use cifs and save the foo.fsa to a SheevaPlug (low wattage) server. I really don't worry about performance since fsarchiver runs as a scripted cron job at 2 AM. In any case, a 3.5GB to 5GB linux OS saves in 5 to 8 minutes -- not bad ...