Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163715
RFE: add incremental backup functionality
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:19 EST
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Description of problem:
As per BZ #163683.
It would be nice if pax supported the incremental backup functionality that tar supports. This will allow using it with amanda
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use amanada to backup a machine that uses SELinux
2. find out that amanda uses tar which does not support EAs and ACLs
3. try to find an alternative to tar for amanda to use
Actual Results: pax is lacking required functionality
Expected Results: pax being usable with amanda
BZ #163716 has been also opened requesting the same from pax.
IIRC the consensus on tech-list was that while both star and pax are not
perfect, pax is preferable.
Do u think pax is good alternative? It doesn't support EAs and ACLs, does it.
Patrick, I think this bug is not relevant since we have star and tar>=1.15.90-6 with incremental
backup functionality and EAs and ACLs support. It would be significant amount of work to add
this functionality to pax.
fair enough if tar>=1.15.90-6 now supports EAs and ACLs the aim of having our
amanda package making a real backup again (i.e. with EA and ACL) is fulfilled.
Will 1.15.90-6 that go into RHEL5 (Beta 1 of it still has 1.15.90-5)?
It was build on Aug 10 2006, so I guess it should be there