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Date:      Thu, 26 Jul 2001 10:40:19 -0700
From:      Lawrence Sica <larry@interactivate.com>
To:        James Howard <howardjp@glue.umd.edu>, freebsd-hackers@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Backup file formats:  tar, cpio, pax, yadda, yadda, yadda
Message-ID:  <0.996169219@feh>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0107261309400.837-100000@z.glue.umd.edu>
References:   <Pine.GSO.4.21.0107261309400.837-100000@z.glue.umd.edu>

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> Let's review.  All the tar formats will truncate long filenames.  All the
> cpio formats truncate the inode number.  Is there a reasonable backup tool
> which does not do goofy things like that?
>
Ive always been partial to dump/ufsdump myself.  And gnu tar will handle 
longfiles names.  There was a usenix paper on backup programs, they found 
dump to be the best at the time.


--Larry

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