pax/ustar not properly handling long pathnames

Mike McCarty mike.mccarty at
Fri Dec 30 16:29:54 UTC 2005

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-12-29 at 22:28, Les Mikesell wrote:
>>> I think the short
>>>answer to my question is "no": I can pick a standards-based archive
>>>format or I can pick a convenient and well-supported one. That's OK.
> I know it's bad form to reply to myself, but I just realized I
> forgot to plug my favorite backup system here:
> This stores backups on disk using a clever compression and
> linking scheme to greatly increase the number of backups it
> can hold and it provides a nice web interface to browse
> the backups.  You can restore to the original location or

If I understand what you wrote correctly, this is not a backup
utility. It simply pushes the backup issue onto another machine.
The backup medium must have an expected lifetime longer than
the medium being backed up.


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