|Summary:||restore fails to restore all files in a dump|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||bastiaan|
|Component:||dump||Assignee:||Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-01-10 20:10:01 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description bastiaan 1999-10-24 16:11:13 UTC
Symptoms: Restore does not restore (some?) files that have symlinks to them, saying instead, for example: restore: ./etc/gtk/gtkrc.hu: cannot create special file: Invalid argument ./etc/gtk/gtkrc.iso-8859-2: not found on tape /etc/gtk/gtkrc.iso-8895-2 does show up when listing the dump with restore -t, but will not be created with restore -r. Repeat by: dump 0f - | restore rf - Solution: upgrade to dump0.4b7 (I tried http://perso.cybercable.fr/pop/dump/dump-0.4b7-1.src.rpm and it did not exhibit the bug).
Comment 1 Niels Walet 2000-01-07 10:53:59 UTC
I have just run into similar but more serious problems under rh6.1. After a hard disk crash I am unable to restore the file systems fully from a level 0 dump. Files end up in the wrong place, etc. etc., many files are missing and other problems occur as well, some related to both hard and symbolic links. I used both versions 0.4b4 as well as 0.4b11 from the rawhide RPMS.
Comment 2 Stelian Pop 2000-01-07 11:04:59 UTC
Did you use dump 0.4b11 in order to create the dump or you were just trying to restore an old tape (made with an older version of dump) ? Stelian.
Comment 3 Niels Walet 2000-01-07 11:18:59 UTC
I just used it to restore the dump: It solved the symlink problem, which was rather serious....
Comment 4 Stelian Pop 2000-01-07 11:33:59 UTC
Then it's hard to say if it's a bug in restore 0.4b11 or in the older dump (although the tape format didn't change between releases). Maybe you should 0-dump your filesystem again, using the latest version, and try to restore it. If you get any error again, please contact my, we'll try to find the causes. Stelian.
Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-10 20:10:59 UTC
This problem appears to be resolved by upgrading to the latest dump in Raw Hide. Thanks for the help. BTW, I just built dump-0.4b12-1 in Raw Hide.