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by tuipveus
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Feature request
Topic: Zstandard (zstd) compression
Replies: 0
Views: 4834

Zstandard (zstd) compression

Hello,

If possible, please provide zstandard compression
http://www.zstd.net

generally speaking:
Zstandard provides better compression ratio than gzip, with faster speed. Lz4 seems to be still faster than Zstd, but lz4 also has much lower compression ratio.
by tuipveus
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Basic windows 7 backup-restore question
Replies: 12
Views: 17438

Re: Basic windows 7 backup-restore question

For NTFS I use ntfsclone,
For linux filesystems, I use fsarchiver.
Partitiontables I backup with sfdisk and/or dd manually.
by tuipveus
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Beta ?
Replies: 2
Views: 12941

Re: Beta ?

What is the status of FEC in latest 0.8.0 ? Option -y is not listed with fsarchiver -h ? Is it in use ?
by tuipveus
Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: Saving and restoring bootable partitions using fsarchiver
Replies: 10
Views: 30521

Re: Saving and restoring bootable partitions using fsarchive

It would be a perfect "one-stop-shop" if I could just find an easy way to make the restored image bootable. For one-stop-shop, you should try Clonezilla. But then again, you will loose the flexibility of fsarchiver... unless you backup the partition of filesystem with fsarchiver and the rest with f...
by tuipveus
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: How to use FSArchiver
Topic: Restoring archive to different filesystem, mkfs options..
Replies: 0
Views: 15270

Restoring archive to different filesystem, mkfs options..

I would like to restore my backup to new harddisks and make new filesystem (ext4) on raid. Is there any way to specify parameters to mkfs from fsarchver commandline? for example: mkfs.ext3 -b 4096 -E stride=64,stripe-width=128 Is it just possible to skip fsarchiver from generating filesystem and res...
by tuipveus
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: fsarchiver deleted the whole filesystem
Replies: 4
Views: 12214

Re: fsarchiver deleted the whole filesystem

sohelmk wrote:Thanks,
but i was backing up a mounted root partition....(live backup)....

anyway any advise on what I should have done to kill fsarchiver?

Thanks,
Sohel
killall fsarchiver

umount /tmp/fsa*
by tuipveus
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Bug reports
Topic: Problem with NTFS XATTRs seems to be back with Win7 SP1
Replies: 8
Views: 16980

Re: Problem with NTFS XATTRs seems to be back with Win7 SP1

I have also error with Win7 SP1: oper_save.c#281,createar_item_xattr(): file [/filehere] has an xattr [user.somedata] with data too big (size 1048576, maxsize=64k) None of the datas are even close to 64k, why this warning then? If I understood right, data is 1 Megabyte in my example). ps. Files were...
by tuipveus
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: I would like to enable LVM snapshots but I am not using LVM.
Replies: 2
Views: 10673

Re: I would like to enable LVM snapshots but I am not using

I think it is doable, but might be pain in the ass, to get your os to boot again from the lvm. Not sure how that works, but I would recommend you to read grub or grub2 manuals, and lvm2 manuals ofcourse.
by tuipveus
Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: My own little unscientific compression test
Replies: 8
Views: 11560

Re: My own little unscientific compression test

I also did a small test with Windows 7 64-bit installed and some of my own files (work-computer with jpg's, wav's, installed programs and source-code). Totally about 41,5 GB according to windows explorer. gzip: -j8 -z2 -v 22 min 50 s filesize about 22 GB, 23 583 574 722 bytes lzo: -j8 -zz -v 20 min ...
by tuipveus
Sat May 21, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: Backing up any rw-mounted fs reliably
Replies: 0
Views: 11281

Backing up any rw-mounted fs reliably

This might be feature request, just wondering if possible to do. I accidently posted it under general.
http://www.fsarchiver.org/forums/viewto ... =14&t=1210
by tuipveus
Sat May 21, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Cloning running system with rw mounted fs
Replies: 1
Views: 7423

Re: Cloning running system with rw mounted fs

This is more like a feature request, Would it be possible to monitor files using kernel inotify during the backup and take additional copy of those after the all files are archived once. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inotify I just did a quick test with inotify and it looks good for monitoring files.
by tuipveus
Sat May 21, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Cloning running system with rw mounted fs
Replies: 1
Views: 7423

Cloning running system with rw mounted fs

Hi, I just cloned remotely one Centos Linux computer thousands of kilometers away with Mondorescue. http://www.mondorescue.org/ It worked fine, even / was mounted read-write. Only additional thing I had to do, was giving the name for the / -partition with e2label. What I would like to know is that h...
by tuipveus
Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: General questions
Topic: Handling Windows 7 partitions?
Replies: 9
Views: 17055

Re: Handling Windows 7 partitions?

Hi! I bet cifs and/or network is causing most of the performance dropdown. To improve the performance save to local disk, usb3 if possible (if motherboard supports). If you want to save to the network, please use something else than cifs. Ftp, nbd or nfs. Pay also attention to compression-level. I b...
by tuipveus
Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: General questions
Topic: ext{2..4} performance: fsarchiver or kernel?
Replies: 1
Views: 6843

Re: ext{2..4} performance: fsarchiver or kernel?

I don't know much, but what comes to mind is that fsarchiver probably creates new filesystem with mkfs, before restoring files on it. Try to compare the times what it takes to make new filesystem with mkfs.ext{2..4}

And checkout kernel changelogs of your running (and versions between those) kernels.
by tuipveus
Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: My own little unscientific compression test
Replies: 8
Views: 11560

Re: My own little unscientific compression test

How about specifying -j3 or even -j4 with dualcore? Why fsarchiver was so much faster than partimage, did you save the image to network or usb?