Bug 6307 - restore fails to restore all files in a dump
Summary: restore fails to restore all files in a dump
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dump
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-10-24 16:11 UTC by bastiaan
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-10 20:10:01 UTC

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Description bastiaan 1999-10-24 16:11:13 UTC
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 -

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) ?


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

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.


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.

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