[..] > Have you tried getting a zip archive from the GUI instead? Or using > BackupPC_zipCreate on the CLI?
No, sorry, I've not tried zip yet. I'll first try to understand why things work on one but not the other system. I've by found a windows XP host who friendly accepts the restores sent to him -- including the "problem files". My guess is that the Vista Machine has strange permissions set for some files. Does Backuppc restore the permissions, as well? (I.e. could there be a situation in which a directory is created, made read-only, and then files are written into it?) I'll check the file system of the XP host. M. > -Robin > > On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 03:22:28PM +0200, Marcus Hardt wrote: > > Update: > > > > On Tuesday 14 September 2010 13:16:01 Marcus Hardt wrote: > > > Update: > > > > > > tar xf restore.tar will fail, if restore.tar is pretty big > > > > fails > > > > > cat restore.tar | tar x seems to work > > > > fails > > > > But: > > using the 'i' option for > > > > -i, --ignore-zeros > > > > ignore zeroed blocks in archive (means EOF) > > > > makes tar wander through the archive even thought it might have detected > > EOF markers (i.e. "two consecutive zero-filled records" according to > > the wikipedia page of the tar format) > > > > I observed several warnings in my cmdline: > > tar tfi restore.tar |wc -l > > > > tar: Skipping to next header > > tar: Skipping to next header > > tar: Skipping to next header > > tar: Skipping to next header > > tar: Skipping to next header > > tar: Skipping to next header > > tar: Skipping to next header > > tar: Skipping to next header > > tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors > > 387781 > > > > I can only hope this works and helps others. > > > > M. > > > > > And I thought windows was terrible... > > > > > > M. > > > > > > On Monday 13 September 2010 23:26:42 Les Mikesell wrote: > > > > On 9/13/2010 10:49 AM, Marcus Hardt wrote: > > > > > Hi, > > > > > > > > > > btw: this problem seems to be client unspecific. I see the same > > > > > errors using smbclient and rsync via ssh. > > > > > > > > But windows specific? Are you sure the windows user has write > > > > access and the file isn't locked by something else having it open? > > > > > > > > > And, of course I'm in deep shit now, since I told everone how > > > > > super great backuppc was... > > > > > > > > There is at least the option of downloading an archive file through > > > > a browser and restoring from that. -- M. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Nokia and AT&T present the 2010 Calling All Innovators-North America contest Create new apps & games for the Nokia N8 for consumers in U.S. and Canada $10 million total in prizes - $4M cash, 500 devices, nearly $6M in marketing Develop with Nokia Qt SDK, Web Runtime, or Java and Publish to Ovi Store http://p.sf.net/sfu/nokia-dev2dev _______________________________________________ BackupPC-users mailing list BackupPCemail@example.com List: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/backuppc-users Wiki: http://backuppc.wiki.sourceforge.net Project: http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/