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Re: [Help-tar] Merge incremental backups created by tar -g

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Help-tar] Merge incremental backups created by tar -g
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 19:15:05 +0300

CUI Hao <address@hidden> ha escrit:

> Sorry I didn't make it clear that test0.tar is the first full dump. So
> test01.tar shouldn't be empty.
> I want it to be the new full dump in place of test0.tar.

That's why you need to use a clear snapshot file.

> > When listing or extracting, snapshot file is not used, but it is
> > required syntactically (because the -g option requires an argument).
> I don't think so. It's because snapshot file is provided that tar will
> delete files that should be deleted correctly,

Tar does not use snapshot files when extracting. 


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