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Save Folder Backup and Restore
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spiritwild


Joined: 03 Oct 2016
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Apr 2017, 16:12    Post subject:  

Ran well on my Xenial box. It completed the backup with no fuss. I haven't tried to restore so I can't comment on that.

Good job, the Izop compression was much faster than I was aware of. I'm keeping this one around Smile
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B.K. Johnson

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PostPosted: Sun 02 Apr 2017, 21:58    Post subject:  

drunkjedi, rcrsn51, musher0
Thank you all. I usually just copy the pupsave when running from another puppy.
@musher0
Good to know that
Quote:
it's safe to use live from within the same Puppy if it's the only
operation going on.
I'll be doing a backup tomorrow.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Apr 2017, 08:20    Post subject:  

SaveFolderBackup v1.2 also works with save files. See the note about the best way to run SaveFolderBackup.
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spiritwild


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017, 19:24    Post subject:  

This is my new favorite utility. I've backed up and restored my partition flawlessly multiple times. Cool
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017, 20:29    Post subject:  

spiritwild wrote:
This is my new favorite utility. I've backed up and restored my partition flawlessly multiple times.

Excellent. Are you doing "hot" backups from a running Puppy?

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Here is the 64bit version of lzop-full, made from Debian amd64 packages. It has been tested with some 64bit Puppies (but I can't remember which). If you test it, please report.
lzop_full_64bit_1.03-1.1.pet
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pet

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Filename  lzop_full_64bit_1.03-1.1.pet 
Filesize  79.84 KB 
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rufwoof

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017, 20:55    Post subject:  

spiritwild wrote:
Good job, the Izop compression was much faster than I was aware of. I'm keeping this one around Smile

Similar compression speed to LZ4 however LZ4 isn't a common busybox compression option. For restores LZ4 is much quicker, it can decompress using multi-cores at speeds approaching ram speeds. Compression isn't as tight however as the likes of gzip.

All-told lzo level 1 is a good choice IMO, more readily available (in busybox) and compressed size (disk IO) versus speed has a nice balance (what is lacks in compression tightness it makes up for (and more) in speed). My preferred choice of kernel (initrd) compression (unless lz4 is available).
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drunkjedi


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017, 21:15    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Excellent. Are you doing "hot" backups from a running Puppy?
All my runs were doing "hot" backup of savefolder on Fatdog.
But my saveinterval is zero so that would also give no problem. Maybe setting saveinterval to zero on savefiles will work too.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017, 22:58    Post subject:  

@rufwoof: Are you providing a test report on this specific project?
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musher0


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Location: Gatineau (Qc), Canada

PostPosted: Sat 22 Apr 2017, 00:49    Post subject:  

drunkjedi wrote:
rcrsn51 wrote:
Excellent. Are you doing "hot" backups from a running Puppy?
All my runs were doing "hot" backup of savefolder on Fatdog.
But my saveinterval is zero so that would also give no problem. Maybe setting saveinterval to zero on savefiles will work too.

Hi drunkjedi and all.

I've been using SFR's PackIT to lzop, lz4, even zip the pupsave of the
Puppy from the Puppy itself for years. I never had a problem.

Just make sure there is no other operation going on in the Puppy when
you do it. And if you have defined save intervals, no expected pupsave
update in the next three minutes.

Also the following should be obvious: the destination archive of this
archiving operation has to be outside the pupsave, in
/mnt/home/"PuppyDir", next to the pupsave file. Do not edit the PackIT
default directory and you'll be fine.

IHTH.

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sheldonisaac

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Apr 2017, 10:28    Post subject: Re: Save Folder Backup and Restore  

rcrsn51 wrote:
You can also use SFB to backup/restore any collection of data. It puts a ".sfb" extension on the image files to distinguish them from other archiving formats.

Thanks a lot, rcrsn51.
I installed the SFB and the lzop pets, and tried it on a 472K folder with two files in it. It made a tax.2017-04-22.sfb file of 374K in about 1 second.

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Booted tahr6.0.6 again, this time with pfix=ram
Installed the two pets.
Used SFB to save a 386MB save folder
to a 238MB tahrsave-feb26.2017-04-22.sfb
Took about 10 seconds.

Restored it (to a different partition) in 4 seconds

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