[Box Backup] Restore Symlinks

Ben Summers boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Mon Oct 30 17:31:55 GMT 2006


What platform are you using?

Could you run the tests on your client, and see if you get any  
failures? Symlink support is explicitly tested with a backup and  
restore cycle.


On 30 Oct 2006, at 15:04, Andreas Schrafl wrote:

> I'm very glad I used BoxBackup. Saved all my data after a raid  
> crashed and the restore shreddered the data that was left.
> Now I encountered some problem while restoring concerning symlinks.
> Simply it didn't restore them. I had several symlinks like form one  
> directory to an other (same mountpoint). These symlink just would  
> not be restored.
> One symlink even crashed the bbackupquery session repeatedly and so  
> I had to restore everything surrounding this directory separately.
> I tried to fix it on the server (checking the account and fixing  
> it) but there were no errors so nothing to fix.
> I extracted this directory to a windows machinne and there it just  
> skipped these files.
> Perhaps this got fixed lately (still using 0.09 but I could not  
> find anything on this topic).
> Thanks for the nice backuptool it really is simple an useful.
> Andy
> PS: are there any special things to look out for when updating a  
> server from 0.09 to 0.10?
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