#635 new enhancement

'tahoe make-tarball' command

Reported by: warner Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: code-frontend-cli Version: 1.3.0
Keywords: backup metadata symlink usability security Cc:
Launchpad Bug:

Description (last modified by exarkun)

It would be neat if there were a command to recursively copy a subtree out of a tahoe directory, but instead of writing the files to disk, it would write a tarball to stdout.

This would easily preserve all the usual unix metadata (in particular ownerid/groupid/permissions) which could be stored by a backup tool but which can't normally be set by the recovery tool unless it's working as root. It would also provide a way to handle things that aren't normal files (device nodes, symlinks, etc).

We could also implement the reverse direction: accept a tarball and store its contents in Tahoe.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed at 2010-03-25T02:17:34Z by davidsarah

  • Keywords backup metadata symlink usability security added
  • Milestone changed from undecided to 2.0.0

comment:2 Changed at 2020-01-18T00:37:01Z by exarkun

  • Description modified (diff)

ticket:1030 was a duplicate of this (ticket:1029 is also related)

comment:3 Changed at 2021-03-30T18:40:46Z by meejah

  • Milestone 2.0.0 deleted

Ticket retargeted after milestone closed (editing milestones)

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