[rear-users] backup to fat32 possible? 4gb file limitation.

Gratien D'haese gratien.dhaese at it3.be
Mon Jul 6 08:39:38 CEST 2015


 Hi Ralph,

 There is nothing wrong with the archive IMO as the warnings you are
 seeing are coming from your USB device itself (as these are busy with
 the archive).
 The best test is a restore itself.
 Why aren't you are using OUTPUT=USB?

 rgds,
 Gratien

 On Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:03:14 +0200, Ralph Roth <rroth at suse.com> wrote:
> Is it possible to use rear with FAT32 formatted file-systems and an 
> OS
> installation that is greater than 4 GB compressed? Means I need some
> split functionality for tar...
> As a workaround I could use duplicity, maybe someone can post a 
> working
> configuration (I would prefer to encrypt then with my GPG key).
>
> local.conf:
> OUTPUT=ISO
> BACKUP=NETFS
> BACKUP_URL=file:///run/media/ralph/413GB_FAT32/rear/backup
> # define BACKUP_TYPE (default empty [full]) or incremental - only 
> with
> BACKUP=NETFS and BACKUP_PROG=tar
> BACKUP_TYPE=incremental ## <--- ??
>
>
> 
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> [::cut::]
> Encrypting disabled
> Creating tar archive
> '/run/media/ralph/413GB_FAT32/rear/backup/***/backup.tar.gz'
> Archived *4095* MiB [avg 7281 KiB/sec]OK
> WARNING: tar ended with return code 1 and below output:
>   ---snip---
>   tar: dev/bus/usb/001: time stamp 2015-07-04 12:08:37.346989411 is
> 1945.30121907 s in the future
>   tar: dev/bus: time stamp 2015-07-04 12:08:36.296988248 is
> 1944.25120528 s in the future
>   tar: Removing leading `/' from hard link targets
>   ----------
> This means that files have been modified during the archiving
> process. As a result the backup may not be completely consistent
> or may not be a perfect copy of the system. Relax-and-Recover
> will continue, however it is highly advisable to verify the
> backup in order to be sure to safely recover this system.
>
> Archived *4095* MiB in 577 seconds [avg 7269 KiB/sec]


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