Coda File System

Re: Multilevel backups

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 19:34:09 -0500
On Sat, Dec 25, 1999 at 03:47:06PM -0500, Jan Harkes wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am just committing some changes which should allow Coda to handle
> multilevel backups. It has only been tested as far as compiles...
> so don't put this on your production servers just yet.

I've tested the new code and it works like a charm. I guess those
production servers are safe.

To restore a level 2 dump it needs to be merged as follows;

Get last successful level 0 dump (full)
Get last successful level 1 dump (incremental)
Get last successful level 2 dump

 merge /tmp/full1 lvl0 lvl1
 merge /tmp/full2 /tmp/full1 lvl2

Maybe someday merge will be changed to do it all with one command,
 merge /tmp/restored lvl0 lvl1 lvl2

But that has, alas, not been implemented yet.

Received on 1999-12-29 19:47:28