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Meta data file accompanying a backup (incremental/master)
[Creation Time] date="2006-10-23" time="00:26:47" [Archive Information] UUID="0a3e7198-d7bc-4a5f-b66f-fb8acb926737" description="Backup of my tests folder in my new desktop" # verbose description of what the backup holds type="master" # or 'diff' for a changes archive. volumes=3 # umber of archive volumes this backup spans orig-backup-root="/home/sivan/my-tests" # of what folder this backup was created from. orig-backup-target-devnode="/dev/scd0" # device where this backup has been originally stored to orig-backup-mp="/media/cdrom0" # the mount point corresponding to orig-backup-target-devnode orig-userid="sivan" # the user account that was used to create this backup includes-media="yes"
Search Order for Backup Archive File
- Search in cwd.
- Attempt to find file in orig-backup-mp.
- Attempt mount(orig-backup-target-devnode) and try to find archive in the returned mount point.
- Check that first slice file is there.
- Alert if orig-backup-root no longer exists and offer to use alternative location.