docs/91297: restore man page not accurate?
mark at gaiahost.coop
Wed Jan 4 05:20:05 UTC 2006
>Synopsis: restore man page not accurate?
>Arrival-Date: Wed Jan 04 05:20:03 GMT 2006
>Originator: Mark Bucciarelli
GAIA Host Collective, LLC
FreeBSD greasecar.gaiahost.coop 6.0-RELEASE-p1 FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE-p1 #0: Fri Dec 30 10:39:24 EST 2005 root at greasecar.gaiahost.coop:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GAIABSD i386
I believe the first bug listed in the restore man page is no longer correct. The man page states: "The restore utility can get confused when doing incremental restores from dumps that were made on active file systems."
Is this still true if you use the "-L" argument to dump?
If I understand how snapshots work, I think this man page statement is no longer precisely correct. You are dumping a static snapshot of the file system, a snapshot that is created while writes are suspended. So I would think restore should have no problems with restoring a series of incremental dumps that used the "-L" options.
If this is the case, it would be helpful to have this documenation clarified.
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