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by floor9
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Single-thread hang on one file
Replies: 1
Views: 8114

Single-thread hang on one file

I've been using fsarchiver for well over a year now in our testing environment with no problems. We're using it to clone and deploy a fleet of XP SP3 machines. Yesterday, when attempting to take an image of a recently-updated workstation, fsarchiver hung when it reached the file "ieapfltr.dat". From...
by floor9
Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Long delay when restoring ext4
Replies: 2
Views: 4689

Long delay when restoring ext4

I'm currently restoring a tiny ext4 image of around 130MB to a 2GB partition via System Rescue CD's 64-bit "default" kernel. I'm restoring from an external USB 2.0 HD to my internal 5400-RPM SATA HD. When it finishes, there is a long delay of about 10-15 minutes while nothing seems to happen. During...
by floor9
Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: How to use FSArchiver
Topic: Exit codes
Replies: 2
Views: 5810

Re: Exit codes

I'll look into that, thanks. There's no reason why my script can't handle most of the error checking on its own, but I figured there's no point in re-inventing the wheel if FSArchiver is already doing the job.
by floor9
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: How to use FSArchiver
Topic: Exit codes
Replies: 2
Views: 5810

Exit codes

Does FSArchiver return exit codes? I'm scripting an automated restore process, and I'd like to include some more detailed error handling. Today I encountered a situation where my device assignments changed based on how the laptop was booted. I can go into more detail if desired, but the end result i...
by floor9
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: How to use FSArchiver
Topic: Windows backup LABEL unknown
Replies: 3
Views: 8566

Re: Windows backup LABEL unknown

If you're attempting to use fsarchiver, there's no need to mount the partition. Simply unmount it and run fsarchiver: umount /dev/sda1 Then mount your destination device (where you intend to save the FSA file) and run fsarchiver to take a snapshot of the filesystem. Assuming your destination device ...
by floor9
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: How to use FSArchiver
Topic: -j multi-threaded compression
Replies: 3
Views: 6079

Re: -j multi-threaded compression

I have noticed that on our laptops, every compression level performs best at three threads. We currently use Core i5-520Ms (dual-core with hyperthreading) with 4GB of DDR3 on a 64-bit Ubuntu Server 10.04 console-only installation. In my experience: 2 threads = approximately double the performance of...
by floor9
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: progress bar or purcentage of progression for fsarchiver
Replies: 5
Views: 11478

Re: progress bar or purcentage of progression for fsarchiver

Great!

I know this has been kicked around in another thread, but I'm also looking forward to seeing MBR backup / restore functionality. This is an extremely low priority on my wishlist, as I'm currently using dd for that purpose.
by floor9
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Trouble archiving a Win7 partition
Replies: 2
Views: 3169

Re: Trouble archiving a Win7 partition

Thanks for the response. I have since reinstalled Ubuntu and all is well. This confirms my belief that it was something in the OS and not fsarchiver. All is well.
by floor9
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: progress bar or purcentage of progression for fsarchiver
Replies: 5
Views: 11478

Re: progress bar or purcentage of progression for fsarchiver

Hate to dig up such an old post, but a progress indicator in a non-verbose mode would be helpful. I'm currently implementing fsarchiver in an automated restore capacity for non-technical people, and having a progress report without the massive slew of filenames would help keep things simple. It does...
by floor9
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Trouble archiving a Win7 partition
Replies: 2
Views: 3169

Trouble archiving a Win7 partition

I am using FSarchiver via a SystemRescueCD ISO that is mounted as a loop filesystem by Grub2 at boot. When attempting to archive a Windows 7 NTFS partition (/dev/sda2), I get the following error: [errno=5, Input/output error]: oper_save.c#778,createar_save_directory(): cannot lstat64(/tmp/fsa/201006...