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sr #107672: recover of block devices don't work with

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Submitted:  Mon 18 Apr 2011 08:00:58 AM UTC
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Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
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Thu 31 May 2012 09:28:59 PM UTC, comment #3: 

corrected with version 3.2.1

Heinz-Josef Claes <hjclaes>
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Fri 29 Apr 2011 09:47:39 AM UTC, comment #2: 


I think it makes no sense to track down your problems - I have a newer version of and especially of

Can you please send me a private email so I can send to the new version for testing?

You will find my email address inside the storebackup package and in the html documentation.

Regards, HJC

Heinz-Josef Claes <hjclaes>
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Fri 29 Apr 2011 08:11:33 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Hi again,

it seems that has some problems with block devices, too.

I get an error for " -b <backup_dir>:
"Cannot read <backup_dir>/disk/.md5BlockCheckSums.bz2> when starting <bzip2>> is missing"

And it doesn't check the backup.

".md5BlockCheckSums.bz2" is in folder of the device (for example: <backup_dir>/disk/dev_sda2)


Mon 18 Apr 2011 08:00:58 AM UTC, original submission:  


I am testing storeBackup because the description looks very promising. Especially the option to save block devices as parts to make incremental backups.

So I made a simple backup: --checkDevices0 /dev/sda2 --checkDevicesDir0 disk --sourceDir /root/empty --backupDir /mnt/backup --series sda2

The backup worked without problems.

But I couldn't recover this with --restoreTree /mnt/backup/sda2/2011.04.16_09.48.42 --targetDir /mnt/backup/recover

It creates an empty file for sda2 named "disk".

It could be recovered with "cat". But I think it should be possible to use, too.

Recover with cat:
#for i in $(ls);do cat $i >> /mnt/backup/recover/sda2.raw; done

OS: Ubuntu 10.04.2 x64




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