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by admin
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: Error correction codes to recover (not ignore) damaged files
Replies: 7
Views: 10897

Re: Error correction codes to recover (not ignore) damaged f

It's a very interesting suggestion. How big are the par2 files compared to fsa files ? Do you know the block size that parchive considers ? In the current file format, blocks are several hundreds Kilo-Bytes depending on the compression algorithm. It would be difficult to add Error-Correcting Code ev...
by admin
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Password security on the command line
Replies: 6
Views: 10553

Re: Password security on the command line

This trivial modification has been added the the stable branch in the git repository, and it will be part of fsarchiver-0.6.11. You just have to use "-c -" and it will prompt for a password in the terminal. You can get the sources this way: cd /var/tmp git clone git://fsarchiver.git.sourceforge.net/...
by admin
Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Fsarchiver performance on Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD
Replies: 2
Views: 7485

Re: Fsarchiver performance on Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD

You can use dstat to see the usage for CPU & Disk resources, and see if it's waiting for the disk. If the disk is slow for some reason, you can raise the compression level to something between -z3 and -z7 to reduce the disk IO and use more CPU. You should test the disk read and write speed using bot...
by admin
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: How to use FSArchiver
Topic: Access Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 6633

Re: Access Problems

Also you should not use such an old version. A lot of problems have been fixed between 0.4.3 and 0.6.10.
An upgrade to a more recent SystemRescueCd is free.
by admin
Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: General questions
Topic: Image Format
Replies: 3
Views: 5284

Re: Image Format

I don't plan to add support for old archives in fsarchiver-2.0, so it will be necessary to have the old version.
by admin
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Image Format
Replies: 3
Views: 5284

Re: Image Format

I consider fsarchiver-0.6.10 as stable for native linux filesystems and I use it for all my backups with no problem. There are still things to do on ntfs unfortunately. Other than that, it's a sort of fsarchiver-1.0 version. All future 0.6.x version will provide fixes only and the file format won't ...
by admin
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Supported File Systems
Replies: 17
Views: 13637

Re: Supported File Systems

I think most people who don't have Windows 9x today are using or should use ntfs. If we provide that feature, many users will come back and say: "this tool has destroyed my Windows 98 partition"
by admin
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Development Status?
Replies: 2
Views: 4475

Re: Development Status?

I haven't updated fsarchiver-0.6.x for quite a long time just because it seems to work very well with linux filesystems. Anyway I am using it everyday and this is my experience. I am currently working hard on a complete rewrite that should address limitations of fsarchiver-0.6.x and also provide new...
by admin
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: hardlinks errors restoring xp ntfs to vm disk
Replies: 19
Views: 19379

Re: hardlinks errors restoring xp ntfs to vm disk

Ok Thanks. We need to find a way to reproduce the problem.
I have sent you a private message.
by admin
Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: hardlinks errors restoring xp ntfs to vm disk
Replies: 19
Views: 19379

Re: hardlinks errors restoring xp ntfs to vm disk

So it sounds the copy did not preserve the problem. I really have to reproduce the problem if we want to find a solution. I think the best thing to do is to make a low-level copy (using DD) of the entire original partition, and then remove most data from it. But you will need to have some space to m...
by admin
Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: hardlinks errors restoring xp ntfs to vm disk
Replies: 19
Views: 19379

Re: hardlinks errors restoring xp ntfs to vm disk

Many thanks for these new tests. I really appreciate your efforts, I hope we will find a solution. 1) What's the exact name of the symantec product you are using (name, version) ? Is there a free demo version that I could try to install to see if I have the same problem ? 2) It sounds this file has ...
by admin
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: hardlinks errors restoring xp ntfs to vm disk
Replies: 19
Views: 19379

Re: hardlinks errors restoring xp ntfs to vm disk

Thanks for that. The archive has been created using fsarchiver-0.6.8. In the past I have seen a very similar problem which was a problem in ntfs-3g. But the error code is a bit different ("Input/output error" instead of "Invalid argument") It would be worth trying to recreate the archive using fsarc...
by admin
Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: hardlinks errors restoring xp ntfs to vm disk
Replies: 19
Views: 19379

Re: hardlinks errors restoring xp ntfs to vm disk

You should just run an "fsarchiver archinfo <your-archive>" to know which fsarchiver version was used to do the "savefs". Basically the restfs command fails to restore a ntfs specific attribute on a particular file. This attribute is called "system.ntfs_dos_name" and it's the short name associated w...
by admin
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: hardlinks errors restoring xp ntfs to vm disk
Replies: 19
Views: 19379

Re: hardlinks errors restoring xp ntfs to vm disk

Thanks for these logs. We have to identify the problem on the ERASER.SYS file. It sounds to be unable to restore the short 8.3 version of the filename associated with that file for some reason. It could be ideal if I could reproduce that problem on my machine. Could you please mount the original ntf...
by admin
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: How to use FSArchiver
Topic: Want How-to move WinXP to new larger drive
Replies: 7
Views: 9150

Re: Want How-to move WinXP to new larger drive

It would be possible to add support for FAT filesystems in fsarchiver to be able to save and restore FAT filesystems with just data files. But more work would be necessary to preserve the ability to boot an operating system installed on that FAT partition. So if the simple FAT support was implemente...