Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6307
restore fails to restore all files in a dump
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
Restore does not restore (some?) files that have symlinks to
them, saying instead, for example:
restore: ./etc/gtk/gtkrc.hu: cannot create special file:
./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.
dump 0f - | restore rf -
upgrade to dump0.4b7 (I tried
it did not exhibit the bug).
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.
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) ?
I just used it to restore the dump: It solved the symlink problem, which was
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
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.
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.