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Re: [Duplicity-talk] Tarfile support

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Tarfile support
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 09:19:08 -0600
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Ben Escoto <address@hidden> writes:

> It wouldn't be that hard now because rdiff-backup (for speed purposes,
> and to preserve metadata not supported by destination file systems)
> already has a file format for recording all the metadata.  All that
> would be left storing the data in regular files.  For that we could
> use a simple file format like:
> <bytes in filename> filename <bytes of data> data
> <bytes in filename> filename <bytes of data> data

As long as we provide a way for the user to extract files just given
our archives (say via duplicity, or some other command line tool),
then I think this would be fine.

I wonder if we could/should design this format (and its endcoding) to
(optionally?) encode redundancy information so that any corruption
might be recoverable...

Rob Browning
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