Good find John.
I've moved to backupninja for simple backup scripts on newer machines,
but still very happy with flexbackup for many tasks.
Looks like switching backup $type from tar to 'afio' would be a good simple
step until the tar issue gets sorted out.

On 1 December 2016 at 15:25, John R. Graham <john_r_gra...@mindspring.com>
wrote:

> This appears to be related to a new tar release. There's a provisional
> patch being discussed on the Gentoo Forums here.
> <https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1054416-highlight-flexbackup.html>
>
> - John
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephan Cilliers
> Sent: Dec 1, 2016 6:52 AM
> To: flexbackup-help@lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: [flexbackup-help] FW: FLEXBACKUP ON UBUNTU 16.04 NOT WORKING
>
> Dear FlexBackup
>
>
>
> I have been using FlexBackup successfully for the past 8 years on Ubuntu
> 10.04, 12.04 and 14.04 TLS.
>
>
>
> I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 TLS and noticed a strange
> phenomena.
>
>
>
> When I extract the zipped file, duplicate files are reported in the
> destination folder.
>
>
>
> I have attached the following files included in the WinRAR zipped file
>
>
>
> 1.       Flexbackup.conf
>
> 2.       The original /test folder I backed up
>
> 3.       The backup file: test.0.201611241425.tar.gz
>
> 4.       A screen capture of the terminal window of the backup process
> (text file): TEST FLEXBAKUP SCREEN REPORT
>
> 5.       The extracted folder: test.0.201611241425
>
>
>
>
>
> When I extracted the backup file I choose an option to rename duplicate
> files.
>
> In the original folder, there is only one file (eg. Level 6). The file in
> the extracted folder level6(5) is therefore the 5th copy of the file.
>
> I noticed that as I drilled deeper into the directories, that the number
> of copies increases. Meening that in
>
> level 2 there are now 3 copies of the file
>
> level 3 there are now 4 copies of the file
>
> level 4 there are now 5 copies of the file and so on.
>
>
>
> After I noticed this problem, I did a fresh install of UBUNTU 16.04 TLS on
> a different machine and got the same results.
>
>
>
> On UBUNTU 14.04 LTS it still works perfectly.
>
>
>
> Would you kindly investigate this matter and let me know.
>
>
>
> Kind regards
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *Stephan Cilliers *
>
>
>
>
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