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by admin
Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: mkfs failed
Replies: 19
Views: 16161

Thanks for these files. I will analyse these files as soon as possible.
by admin
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: mkfs failed
Replies: 19
Views: 16161

No you don't have to recompile fsarchiver, the static version is fine, I just wanted to know which ext3 library was used when you saved the partition. Since the static binary has been made with the 1.41.3 library, it means this version has been used. So that's fine. Now, I just need your details abo...
by admin
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: mkfs failed
Replies: 19
Views: 16161

Can you tell me what the mkfs command is when you restore and image created from sysresccd and when that works ? You can run fsrachiver with options -vv to see which mkfs command is used when you restore the filesystem. What fsarchiver version did you use on ubuntu to do the test that failed, and wh...
by admin
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: mkfs failed
Replies: 19
Views: 16161

Thanks for reporting that problem. What mkfs version are you using ? (mkfs.ext3 -V) Is it an ext3 or an ext4 partition ? It would be interesting to see why the mkfs command fails by running it by hand. There must be an advanced option which is a problem, so if you can find what you have to remove fr...
by admin
Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: Backup and Restore works fine with ReiserFS
Replies: 1
Views: 5742

That's great. You can use SystemRescueCd-1.1.3 which comes with fsarchiver 0.1.6. Dontt hesitate to post in these forums if there are bugs to report.
by admin
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: General questions
Topic: Extracting single Files
Replies: 2
Views: 3460

This is a good idea. This sort of feature is planned, but not in the short term. And also features like excluding files when archiving, basically all options like that we can find in tar/dar.
by admin
Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: Best Filesystem
Replies: 7
Views: 9759

I personally use reiserfs3 for my root filesystem since I am using gentoo and the support for packages is implemented as thousands of small files (in /usr/portage) and when I sync these files, reiserfs performs so much better than ext3. And a normal filesystem with a lot of small files (header files...
by admin
Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: ReiserFS and Partimage
Replies: 1
Views: 5153

I know that Theodore Ts'o (aka tytso) who is an important ext3/ext4 developer said that sort of things about reiserfs. Basically when the disk has bad blocks, it's searching for data structures that looks like reiserfs data structures, so if you have a file containing something like internal reiserf...
by admin
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: Use fsarchiver to switch to Reiser4
Replies: 1
Views: 4936

Yes, it should work. Anyway it won't preserve the filesystem attributes for reiser4 yet (label, uuid, ...) so you will have to use the fs tools by hand. You will have to restore from a system which has the reiser4tools, you can use SystemRescueCd to do that (save and restore). I am working on the pr...
by admin
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Download and installation
Topic: Installation
Replies: 1
Views: 6446

If you want to compile the sources, you have to : 1. extract the sources and "cd fsarchiver-0.1.x" 2. type "make" to compile the sources 3. copy the new binary: "cp fsarchiver /usr/sbin" I don't control the Debian/Ubuntu repository, the best thing to do is to suggest this program to the debian devel...
by admin
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: General questions
Topic: Only ext3 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 6497

An UUID is a random number created when you run mkfs. It allows you to be sure that each partition has a unique identifier. You can use labels or uuid to identify partitions when you boot, using options such as "root=LABEL=/" or "root=UUID=xxx". That way you system can still boot even when the root ...
by admin
Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Only ext3 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 6497

Yes the physical name (/dev/sdaX) will always work. When the name is relative to a name written in the superblock of the partition (label or uuid) then it's important that fsarchiver preserves these attributes. In the current version it's only preserved for ext2/ext3 and reiserfs but I will work on ...
by admin
Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Only ext3 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 6497

The current version (0.1.5) is able to save/restore all linux filesystems (ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs, jfs, btrfs), but at the moment only ext2/ext3 and reiserfs have a specific filesystem attributes support. It means if you save an ext3fs, your filesystem label/uuid will be preserved ...
by admin
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Only ext3 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 6497

At the moment (version 0.1.3) it can only save the filesystem attributes for ext2/ext3. I mean it will preserve the filesystem label, uuid and block size if you save an ext2 / ext3 partition. I will implement the same thing for other filesystem as soon as possible. Yes it should still be bootable as...