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Re: [Bacula-devel] [Bacula-users] Vbackup feature


On Jul 10, 2008, at 8:57 AM, Eric Bollengier wrote:

> On Thursday 10 July 2008 14:47:15 Dan Langille wrote:
>> How does the above strategy cope with deleted files?  For example,
>> foo.bar is
>> included in the Full backup, but removed from disk before the next
>> backup job.
>
> This functionnality can work with or without accurate backup,  
> (there is
> no difference between them in catalog). If original backups are in  
> accurate
> mode, deleted files will be take in account.
>
> The vbackup startime will be set to the last backup found in catalog.
>
>> How does this strategy deal with the above is:
>> - foo.bar is not explicitly listed in the FileSet
>> - foo.bar is explicity listed
>>
>> e.g. File = /usr
>> versus File = /usr/foo.bar
>>
>> My thoughts: In the First case, the Vbackup job would not include
>> foo.bar.  In the
>> second case, it should.  In both cases, the file could be retrieved
>> from the original
>> Full backup.
>
> In the second case, bacula will display an error during full/incr  
> or diff
> backup. The vbackup doesn't use the fileset content to work.
>
>> Critics who think it should always be included should not be using
>> Vbackup.
>
> vbackup of accurate backups should work quite well.
>

I now think I do not understand the difference between vbackup and
accurate backups.  I suspect a comprehensive FAQ is required.


-- 
Dan Langille -- http://www.langille.org/






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