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


On Thursday 10 July 2008 16:26:23 Dan Langille wrote:
> 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.

Vbackup is item #3 in the projects list

Accurate backup is item #1 in the projects list.

The long description is in the body of the projects file.



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