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Re: International Chars cause backup problems



Tim:
>> I thought Fedora would be using UTF-8 by default, so everything should
>> be the same.  If you're mounting different file systems using different
>> character encoding schemes, then you probably need to adjust how things
>> are mounted and fix them up as the files come in and go out.


Anne Wilson:
> Tim, I'm sure you know much more about this than I do, but I think
> what really matters as far as things working is what character set was
> in use when the file was original written/named.

That would matter for the character encoding of the file content, what
I'm referring to, and you're having problems with, is the file names.
It's a separate issue, but both can cause you problems.  File names need
to be what they're expected to be, and the content in a format that can
be read.  Some things can assess a file and deal with that themselves,
others will expect the files to already be in a specific format.

Now after changing file names *for* the backup, what happens when you
restore them?  Do you end up with two similarly named files?  Or will
your backup directly replace the original?

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