Description of problem: when I restore a directory containing real dirs and symbolic links to the dir, the sym links are not restored;
also all files in sub-directories chosen are not there, just the directory
chosen and it's sub-directories are restored; NO FILES
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
1. cd /opt; mkdir something; ln -s something anything
2. dump the file system ( using zip and file splitting)
(dump -u0 -f - -A home.toc -L home -z2 /home | split -b 2GB -d - home.dmp)
3. restore (interactively or full fails too)
zcat home* | (cd /someplace_to_restore; restore -if -)
Actual results: the link anything fails
I also had tons of files under Pictures and did a full restore as well as an interactive restore.
the files show as list in the "restore>" prompt
but adding Pictures (interactively) only gets directories
in a full restore (someplace else), I am also missing all the pictures.
some files work fine, but for sub-directoris, they are all empty
e.g. the top level "Pictures" was chosen in interactive mode
all sub-directories are there, but NO files
Expected results: dump/restore used to work correctly
Additional info: This make ALL of my backups irrelevant and useless. It also makes it very hard to do a clean install and upate to a new release.
problem was zcat
cat home.dmp* | zcat | (cd ....; restore -if -)