On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, Pablo Godel wrote:

> I am testing flexbackup. I've set type "star" and run the following command:
> 
> flexbackup -set server
> 
> Then, added a file, and run
> flexbackup -set server -incremental
> 
> the new file appears in the incremental backup
> 
> Then, I removed the file.
> 
> When I extract the files from each backup file, I end up with the file 
> that was deleted.

AIUI, that's just how incremental backup/restore works.

> How can I get to delete those files that have been deleted in between
> incremental backups?

I take it you mean "automatically".

The incremental backup would also need to contain information about files
which had been deleted since the previous incremental. That would mean
that the file system would need to hold information about previously
deleted files, which in general it doesn't. Or the backup system would
need to take a snapshot of all the directories at each backup.

--
Charlie



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