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by admin
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: fsarchiver on slackware-current
Replies: 16
Views: 23992

Re: fsarchiver on slackware-current

I have created a debug04 version that will print debugging messages:
http://beta.fsarchiver.org/fsarchiver-0 ... 04.tar.bz2

Can you run it (with the broken /dev/root) to see what it does ?

Many thanks
by admin
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: fsarchiver on slackware-current
Replies: 16
Views: 23992

Re: fsarchiver on slackware-current

Thanks for your new test.

Sorry for the missing scripts. They can be recreated this way:
./autogen.sh && ./configure && make

I will probably prepare a new test version to print more details.

Thanks
by admin
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: ext4 VBR left in the cold
Replies: 3
Views: 6593

Re: ext4 VBR left in the cold

It just that the nkntfs program does the correct thing automatically to make the partition bootable.
by admin
Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: ext4 VBR left in the cold
Replies: 3
Views: 6593

Re: ext4 VBR left in the cold

This is not a bug. The idea is that fsarchiver saves things at a high level (file level for instance) instead of low level (block level) because it's possible to restore data on a different configuration. In the current version you can then restore a file-system on a larger or smaller partition for ...
by admin
Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: fsarchiver on slackware-current
Replies: 16
Views: 23992

Re: fsarchiver on slackware-current

I think I have found a quite good solution. fsarchiver will do an extra thing to see if the device we are working on is the root device. It just has to compare the stat.st_rdev of "/dev/sda2" with the stat.st_dev of "/" returned by the stat64 function. If this is the same thing, it means the current...
by admin
Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: fsarchiver on slackware-current
Replies: 16
Views: 23992

Re: fsarchiver on slackware-current

1) Yes we have two workarounds, which is good. But I would like to have a better solution for other users who will have that problem. It sounds /etc/mtab also mentions /dev/root instead of /dev/sda2 so it won't help. What about /proc/self/mountinfo ? It may be different with that one, could you put ...
by admin
Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: fsarchiver on slackware-current
Replies: 16
Views: 23992

Re: fsarchiver on slackware-current

Thanks for your quick response. The problem is that the /dev/root special file does not exist on your system. As a consequence fsarchiver has no way to determine that /dev/root is the same as /dev/sda2 and then it works as if /dev/sda2 was not already mounted. A partition which is not already mounte...
by admin
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Feature request
Topic: Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one
Replies: 17
Views: 17309

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

The access time is currently not restored, this is something that we have to do.
by admin
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: fsarchiver on slackware-current
Replies: 16
Views: 23992

Re: fsarchiver on slackware-current

I did not realize it's the root filesystem, so it makes more sense. I suspect fsarchiver considers that the partition is not mounted before it starts, as it's using /proc/mounts to see whether or not the partition is mounted, and "/dev/sda2" cannot be found as it's shown as "/dev/root". But it shoul...
by admin
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Password security on the command line
Replies: 6
Views: 10414

Re: Password security on the command line

fsarchiver-0.6.11 has been released (as well as SystemRescueCd-1.6.4 which has it) and it has that feature.
by admin
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one
Replies: 17
Views: 17309

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. It does not support stdin/stdout because you cannot seek on that. It's a design ch...
by admin
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: fsarchiver on slackware-current
Replies: 16
Views: 23992

Re: fsarchiver on slackware-current

The program is not waiting for anything, it just uses the mount function which takes the time it takes. The interesting this is this: mount("/dev/sda2", "/tmp/fsa/20101130-220344-00", "ext3", MS_RDONLY|MS_NOATIME|MS_NODIRATIME, "user_xattr,acl") = -1 EBUSY (Device or resource busy) So mount fails be...
by admin
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: fsarchiver on slackware-current
Replies: 16
Views: 23992

Re: fsarchiver on slackware-current

The interesting line is that: filesys.c#204,generic_mount(): partition [/dev/sda2] cannot be mounted on [/tmp/fsa/20101129-225252-00] as [ext3] with options [user_xattr,acl] 1) Can you check if that filesystem is mounted as ext3 or ext4 when you mount it using the command line ? 2) Do you have a sec...
by admin
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: fsarchiver on slackware-current
Replies: 16
Views: 23992

Re: fsarchiver on slackware-current

1) You can use advanced verbose / debug mode to get more details (-vvvvv or -ddddd). It's the same thing but -d prints to the debug file and -v to the console 2) Can you mount the partition by hand with these options: mount -o user_xattr,acl /dev/sda2 /var/tmp/somewhere 3) You can also try on slackw...
by admin
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Password security on the command line
Replies: 6
Views: 10414

Re: Password security on the command line

Good, could you test it and confirm that it works for you ?
It should ask the password twice when you create an archive, and once when you restore it.
Of course it should complain if the two passwords are not the same or too short/long.