[Box Backup] I have the fear....

Ben Bennett boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 20:29:43 -0400

On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 12:12:59AM +0000, Chris Wilson wrote:
> Please stat the files, since ls -l does not report the complete
> timestamp.

Roger.  I am preserving all stat info for the whole /etc tree.  Is
there any more info I should grab at each state?  I am also grabbing
the output from:
  bbackupquery "list -rdot /etc" quit
at each step.

> >However, I am not sure that I understand why a new version of the file
> >is created on the server with the original contents when the file is
> >changed locally.
> Are you really sure that's happening? I didn't see any evidence for that. 
> Remember that the timestamp in "bbackupquery list" is the current 
> timestamp on the file, NOT the time at which it was backed up.

Ah, no.  I am not sure of that then.  I will investigate that further.
> > I could understand if boxbackup didn't see any
> >change at all if the timestamps didn't change (but the filesize did,
> >does it consider that too?)
> No, it doesn't consider file size, because the exact file size is not 
> stored on the server, so it doesn't know that the size has changed.

That seems like a really useful thing to store on the server... where
are the file attributes (or ACLs even) being stored?  Could that be
added too?