left over restore file restoresymtable

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Thu Feb 25 14:32:14 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 10:35:49AM +0800, Aiza wrote:

> The man for restore says this.
> Note that restore leaves a file restoresymtable in the root
> directory to pass information between incremental restore passes.
> This file should be removed when the last incremental has been restored.
> What root directory is this talking about?
> If system is booted from cd or dvd then this file can not be written to 
> /root of the booted system.
> Does this message really mean its written to /root of the just restored 
> file system /

It is in the root of whatever filesystem you just restored.
That essentially means the mount point value.
If you have just restored /usr 
(correctly by doing:    cd /usr    restore -rf ...)
then it will be in /usr.

Don't worry about it.  There is no harm in leaving it there
until you get around to it.  It just uses up space.


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