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by freddy77
Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Bad fragmentation on NTFS restores
Replies: 8
Views: 12877

Re: Bad fragmentation on NTFS restores

I don't know how fsarchive works but usually Windows use to reserve space using some sort of fallocate command (well.. SetEndOfFile on Windows). This allow driver to reserve space more continuously. Perhaps ntfs-3g driver do the same and calling fallocate/posix_fallocate on Linux get the same effect.
by freddy77
Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one
Replies: 17
Views: 17574

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

No, is asking to preserve access time of source. So mount with noatime or add O_NOATIME to open(2) call.
by freddy77
Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Feature request
Topic: Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one
Replies: 17
Views: 17574

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

I think you should thanks Francois instead :)

I'm just an happy user, it that I'm a developer too so I can understand his point of view.

freddy77
by freddy77
Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Feature request
Topic: Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one
Replies: 17
Views: 17574

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

Point taken.
So I think it would be fine to be able to:
- save a partition with savefs
- "restoring" with restdir but limiting files restored
Does this sounds ok to you ?
by freddy77
Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: Use existing filesystem, do not create a new one
Replies: 17
Views: 17574

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

I think this tool was designed to save and restore entire partition not like a backup tool. Have you tried with savedir and restdir??
by freddy77
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: General questions
Topic: Supported File Systems
Replies: 17
Views: 13637

Re: Supported File Systems

Do you think that if I can manage to get all these systems to backup and restore successfully would be ok? - winxp fat32/16 -> fat32/16 even with different offset/HS - win98 fat32/16 -> fat32/16 even with different offset/HS - dos7 fat32/16 -> fat32/16 even with different offset/HS - dos6 fat16 -> f...
by freddy77
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: MBR & VBR backup support
Replies: 16
Views: 35380

Re: MBR & VBR backup support

I think that find a unique way to save all boot stuff is VERY difficult. Some MBR have hard coded sector numbers (like grub) which have to be fixed. Also some use CHS other LBA and position of these numbers in MBR may change using different versions of MBR. I think file command is able to detect MBR...
by freddy77
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: save in virtual disk format?
Replies: 2
Views: 14585

Re: save in virtual disk format?

yes, but this require a lot of additional things (copying mbr/boot sectors and so on) that are over fsarchiver designs...
by freddy77
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: deduplication
Replies: 2
Views: 5796

Re: deduplication

perhaps it would be possible to detect duplicate files and say: this file is a duplication of this other file. It would require a new object for image file and perhaps to read the file 2 time (one for hashing and one to store into image file). Something like hardlinks with an additional flags to say...
by freddy77
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Supported File Systems
Replies: 17
Views: 13637

Re: Supported File Systems

It's true booting from FAT is not that easy (different files to boot, fat12/fat16/fat32 each requiring a different procedure and even some type of boot require a file to be placed at specific positions) but why do not support fat stating that fsarchiver is not able to make a bootable fat ?? fat have...