Hi.

I am trying to use the --listed-incremental switch in Tar to back up my data. It seems to be behaving very erratically. The 1st tar backs up everything. Subsequent backups only sometimes pick up new files.

Below is what happens when I try this. If anyone can helpo, I would appreciate it .
Thanks
Dave

% 922: cd ~/test_dir/
% 923:
% 923: ls ~/ > original_file1
% 924: ls ~/ > updateable_file
% 925: ls -l
total 2.0K
-rw-r--r-- 1 spxdjn starform 812 Dec 15 09:53 original_file1
-rw-r--r-- 1 spxdjn starform 812 Dec 15 09:53 updateable_file
% 926:
% 926: tar --create -v --file=/home/capdata/spxdjn/backup/master.tar --listed-incremental=/home/capdata/spxdjn/backup/snapshot ~/test_dir
tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
home/user1/spxdjn/test_dir/
home/user1/spxdjn/test_dir/original_file1
home/user1/spxdjn/test_dir/updateable_file
% 927:
% 927: cat original_file1 > new_file
% 928: cat original_file1 >> updateable_file
% 929: ls -l
total 4.0K
-rw-r--r-- 1 spxdjn starform 812 Dec 15 09:53 new_file
-rw-r--r-- 1 spxdjn starform 812 Dec 15 09:53 original_file1
-rw-r--r-- 1 spxdjn starform 1.6K Dec 15 09:53 updateable_file
% 930:
% 930:
% 930: tar --create -v --file=/home/capdata/spxdjn/backup/increment.tar --listed-incremental=/home/capdata/spxdjn/backup/snapshot ~/test_dir
tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
home/user1/spxdjn/test_dir/
% 931:

The new file and the updated file are not added to increment.tar ?!?!?!?!?