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Exclude socket files from PAX backup


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Why are you using pax? It works well, but tar is the standard for backup, saving, and restoring files. Just curious. Because most times people have trouble with tar syntax and so go looking for something easier to use.
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Jim,
I'm using pax because that is supported in the SMH interface and my assistant admin can better do restores with that interface. I was also told by HP support that fbackup is the old way and pax is a better approach.

I've got the 'invalid=bypass' option working and that has eliminated most of the socket file errors. But there is still a handful of "skipped socket file" entries in the log that causes the backup to show as failed. For example:
/var/tmp/.java_pid2090 : Skipped socket file.
/opt/commvault/Base64/Temp/8400 : Skipped socket file.
Any thoughts on how to deal with these?
Thanks!
Joe
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I'm out of ideas. You can specify a list of filenames to add to the archive from a directory tree -- using find, but I've never tried it.

Code:
find /path ! -type s

Note: AFAIK this works only in cpio mode, which already allows you to specify file types to include anyway. Try cpio mode.

This is why I specifically mentioned tar. It has an exclude option that is an exclude file, which lists actual file names to exclude - you populate it with the find command I gave above.
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