It seems obnam mount (the FUSE plugin) can't handle a client without non-checkpoint generations. This is unfortunate, even if it is fairly unlikely to happen. Should be easy enough to fix. --liw

Posted Wed Mar 5 08:02:41 2014

Obnam seems to be storing metadata quite inefficiently. I did this:

  • create a directory tree with about 1.3 million empty files
  • back that up

The data is about 500 megs (directory entries); the repository is about 82 gigabytes.

Where is the space used? Can we store it more efficiently and if we do, does that have an impact on runtime?

--liw

Posted Fri Nov 1 08:33:13 2013

Obnam needs tests for using every filesystem type available as live data or repository.

Not sure how to arrange that without root access, but there's a need to do that.

Posted Wed Oct 30 15:41:46 2013

Obnam has no test for what happens when the filesystem fills up.

Posted Wed Oct 30 15:41:46 2013

Ben Kelly reported on August 31, 2012, that he's seeing crashes due to file descriptor leaks. See list mail archive for logs and suggested patches. I have not been able to reproduce this, however. --liw

Posted Fri Feb 8 20:16:16 2013