On 19.10.2012 12:17, Joerg Schilling wrote: > Arne Jansen <sensi...@gmx.net> wrote: > >>> Is this an attempt to create a competition for TAR? >> >> Not really. We'd have preferred tar if it would have been powerful enough. >> It's more an alternative to rsync for incremental updates. I really >> like the send/receive feature and want to make it available for cross- >> platform syncs. > > TAR with the star extensions that are also implemented by many other recent > TAR > programs should do, what are you missing?
As said I've not done the research myself, but operations that come to mind include - partial updates of files - sparse files - punch hole - truncate - rename - referencing parts of other files as the data to write (reflinks) - create snapshot Do star support these operation? Are they part of any standard? Also, are chmod/chown/set atime/mtime possible on existing files? I'd be happy to find a well maintained receiver/format to send the data in, this way I don't need to care about a cross-platform receiver :) -Arne > > Jörg > _______________________________________________ zfs-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss