[Dirvish] Archiving Dirvish backups

Bernd Haug haug at berndhaug.net
Mon Nov 12 19:05:57 UTC 2007


Petcher, Daniel wrote:
> 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?

You could use a more robust tar like Jörg Schilling's star. In my
experience, Schily writes software that wins against most of the
competition in features, posix compliance *and* robustness.

star may need some tweaking in the command parameter generation, though.

Yours, Bernd



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