[Box Backup] Strange backup corruption

Ben Summers boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Wed Jan 3 08:50:48 GMT 2007


On 3 Jan 2007, at 08:37, Chris Wilson wrote:

> Hi Ben,
>
> On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, Ben Summers wrote:
>
>> Userland programs cannot mess up a filesystem to create files  
>> which are larger than the disc they're writing to.
>
> How about sparse files? (i agree that it's less likely than a disk/ 
> OS bug).

Yes, I admit sparse files can show those symptoms. However, bbstored  
does not use sparse files, and writes sequentially.

Ben










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