Forwarded message follows from Chris Green.
Some extremely detailed work by Randy [Herber] in
determining why a Linux backup using cpio failed has found a
bug in the cpio package for any rpm below patchlevel 11
(which we have determined fixes the bug). The rpm which
comes with FRH521 [i.e., Red Hat 5.2] is at patchlevel 9,
which also has the bug.
Basically, if one uses
cpio -Hodc -o
(the most portable way to output information via cpio), then
the header information before each cpio item has the
namesize and filesize attributes missing -- effectively a
showstopper to having the backup read back in any usable
Chris Green. HEP, Purdue University. CDF SVXII project.
Based at Fermilab. MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org; PHONE (630)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 226 ***