[Box Backup] I have the fear....
Tue, 13 Mar 2007 19:47:11 -0400
Sorry, I appear to have confused people... then gone off the air for a
while (nice weather, kids, playground, etc.).
On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 10:05:24PM +0000, Chris Wilson wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Mar 2007, Chris Wilson wrote:
> >> You can see from the above the following history:
> >> 1) host.conf (id 00000081/sum 01107) existed when the first backup was
> >> run. This was the state before I updated the system and host.conf
> >> needed to be changed
> >> 2) ._cfg0000_host.conf (0000171a/55758) was created pending the run
> >> of the tool that updates the real config files. This has the new
> >> contents of the file.
> >> 3) Update tool ran, moving ._cfg0000_host.conf to host.conf, and
> >> boxbackup spotted the change, but preserved the old contents as
> >> (0000171d/1107), exactly the same contents as the predecessor version.
> >> 4) I touched host.conf
> >> 5) boxbackup correctly updated the server (00006cbc/55758)
> >OK, so it appears that Box Backup did not notice that ._cfg0000_host.conf
> >was moved over host.conf, and therefore did not back up host.conf again,
> >until you touched the file. Is that your understanding as well?
I don't think that is the case... I just did another emerge and I see:
# ls -la ntp-client ._cfg0000_ntp-client
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 542 Mar 13 15:15 ._cfg0000_ntp-client
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 745 Mar 13 15:15 ntp-client
So it doesn't touch the original. I am waiting for my backup to occur
before I do the config merge, I will report in with the results.
I think something went wonky at step 3, but I don't know why. For
some reason it made a backup with the contents of the original version
of the file, not the new ones. It saw a change had occurred and made
a new version, but it was identical to the old version.