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incremental tar backups
- From: DAVID SPEAR <dspear99ca at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 19:00:08 +0000 (UTC)
- Subject: incremental tar backups
I am running cygwin under Win2K Pro SP4, and am having some trouble creating
backups with the gnu tar 1.13.25 that came with my distribution. Specifically,
I can make a full backup (of a directory) using:
cygserver% tar -cf backup.tar -g /cygdrive/d/tmp/dumpdates-backup --ignore-
failed-read -l -v /cygdrive/d/myfolder
No problem, creates the list file, etc. However, when I go to do my
incrementals using the same command (different target file of course) I get
/cygdrive/d/myfolder/subfolder: Directory has been renamed
/cygdrive/d/myfolder/subfolder2: Directory has been renamed
etc., etc., etc.
None of the reported directories have been renamed. So my "incrementals" are
Now, at first I thought maybe this was due to whitespaces in the (windows)
pathnames, but I have eliminated this possibility with some testing. I have
seen (old old old) references to a similar problem having to do with Windows
changing the reported inode of files upon reboot but I have not rebooted the
machine. All files to be backed up are local.
It appears that anything within the C:\\cygwin directory has no problems...
maybe just stuff accessed via /cygdrive/"X"???
BTW, I ported my backup scripts from an old WinME box on which they worked
Any help greatly appreciated.
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