[Dirvish] Archiving Dirvish backups

Petcher, Daniel danielp at audioprecision.com
Mon Nov 12 17:10:50 UTC 2007


OK, so there seems to be a bug in TAR that gives spurious error messages. Is
there anything I can *DO* about it aside from performing a manual inspection
of the log file (or a complex script) before I release the verify job?

-dP

-----Original Message-----
From: dirvish-bounces at dirvish.org [mailto:dirvish-bounces at dirvish.org] On
Behalf Of Sabuj Pattanayek
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 9:18 AM
To: Dirvish user and developer mailing list
Subject: Re: [Dirvish] Archiving Dirvish backups

> Tar: {filename}: file changed as we read it

That's an annoying tar "bug".

> Is there any chance that my daily Dirvish backup might be getting in 
> the way here? Does Dirvish's backup process modify the last-accessed 
> time of a file

If dirvish is using --checksum (-c) flag it might since it has to read the
file but by default I don't think it does (only checks by file modification
and size). If you just do a stat on a file the access, modify, and change
dates don't change in linux.
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