Search found 5 matches

by dark_shadow
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Feature request
Topic: Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one
Replies: 17
Views: 18541

Re: Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one

Great. Most users will use noatime anyway I guess, so it probably is not very important right now.
by dark_shadow
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one
Replies: 17
Views: 18541

Re: Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one

Ah yes, one question I forgot to ask:

Will `fsarchiver savedir' reset access time on the file being read?
cpio can do this:
`-a'
`--reset-access-time'
Reset the access times of files after reading them, so that it
does not look like they have just been read.
by dark_shadow
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one
Replies: 17
Views: 18541

Re: Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one

You can use savedir/restdir if you do not want the filesystem to be recreated. It will just be similar to a simple tar.gz.
It will also preserve all files/dirs attributes (permissions, xattr, ...) on unix filesystems.
That's great, thanks for your answer.
by dark_shadow
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Feature request
Topic: Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one
Replies: 17
Views: 18541

Re: Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one

Does the savedir/restdir options save/restore all file attributes like savefs/restfs do (e.g., how about access times)? Because then I will only have to backup the directories and can restore them to a file system created by myself. It's a pity that stdin/stdout is not supported instead of using fil...
by dark_shadow
Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Feature request
Topic: Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one
Replies: 17
Views: 18541

Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one

First, thanks for this great piece of software. It works very well.

I have the following suggestions / requests:
  • Make it possible to skip the filesystem creation.
  • Allow the user to specify options for filesystem creation (you can save a lot of space by restricting inode count etc.).