[tahoe-dev] tahoe backup questions

David-Sarah Hopwood david-sarah at jacaranda.org
Fri Feb 12 05:41:55 UTC 2010


David-Sarah Hopwood wrote:
> Jody Harris wrote:
>> I started a backup with 1.6 (+some sftp patches from DavidSarah).
>>
>> I interrupted the backup so that I could use my computer. I have an at qued
>> to run it tonight.
>>
>> 1) Is there a tahoe restore, or is it just a matter of copying the files
>> back to the local machine for restoring?
>>
>> 2) After running backup for several hours, it looks like ~50 files were
>> copied to the grid. When I list the backup directory, the only item shown is
>> a directory named "Archive." no other files are listed. Where are my files?
> 
> They have been uploaded, but because the backup didn't complete, they are
> not linked from the backup directory. This is because immutable directory
> trees must be constructed bottom-up (starting with the leaves and
> progressing to the root). When you resume the backup, the convergent
> encryption will ensure that only a small amount of work needs to be done
> for files that have already been uploaded.

Actually, that's not dependent on convergent encryption, because those files
will be included in the backupdb.

-- 
David-Sarah Hopwood  ⚥  http://davidsarah.livejournal.com

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