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Old 12-10-2005, 05:32 PM   #1 (Print)
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Exclamation What does the -s flag do in mfsbackup?

Can anyone tell me specifically what the -s flag ("Shrink MFS in backup") in mfsbackup accomplishes? If it reduces the number of partitions on the target drive as part of the mfsrestore process, I think it will remove the stumbling block causing my current upgrade woes (as detailed but unanswered in another thread.)

Thanks for any info!

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Old 12-10-2005, 06:26 PM   #2 (Print)
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AFAIK, it divorces any added partitions, leaving a backup with just the stock patitions, program partitions emptied.

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Old 12-10-2005, 06:53 PM   #3 (Print)
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Shrink the MFS volume A.K.A. "Divorce" the drive. Basically, after collecting a list of streams to backup, this will go through and see if any of the partitions don't have any data being backed up. If it finds this the case, it will remove any superfluous partitions from the description. (Only works if the ones not being backed up are at the end of the list. Ones in the middle aren't chopped off.)
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Old 12-10-2005, 07:09 PM   #4 (Print)
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Thanks -- I searched but didn't find that info. Looks like it removes unneeded partitions, which would potentially help my situation. Would it save my recordings when using this flag?

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Only if you can delete enough recordings to empty the last 2 partitions.
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Old 12-10-2005, 08:23 PM   #6 (Print)
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Only if you can delete enough recordings to empty the last 2 partitions.


Bummer -- defeats my purpose in going through all this hassle, namely to avoid having to delete recordings. Thanks for the info.

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