ndmpd compatibility problem with ndmjob client
Using the ndmjob (http://sf.net/projects/ndmjob/files/ndmjob-spinnaker/2003-spinnaker/) implementation, the backup part is running fine, but ndmjob is not able to restore files correctly when using the restore PREFIX.
I started to dig in this issue, and I found that all files sent to the ndmpd daemon are rejected by the function is_file_wanted().
In my example, the PREFIX is set to /exports/restore, original files are located in /exports/test and the FILE parameter is set to "/" in order to include everything.
- the original filename to restore is /exports/tests/foo, it comes from the ndmp stream
- the restore list provided by the ndmjob client is "original=/ destination=/exports/restore/" It is supposed to restore everything
- in ndmpd, the function fix_nlist_v3() is changing this original name "/" to "/exports/restore/" in the internal restore file list. (looks strange for me, this is no longer the "original" name)
- in ndmpd, the function is_file_wanted() is trying to match the modified "original" name "/exports/restore/" against the name provided by the ndmp stream, aka, "/exports/tests/foo". Of course, "/exports/restore" is not a part of the filename (not a parent, not a glob, etc...), and the file is rejected.
The ndmjob command line to restore looks like
./ndmjob -x -F / -f FakeTape -B dump -T. -D 192.168.0.202/m,root,xxx -C /export/restore -E DIRECT=n
The fix_nlist function is changing the original path from /export/test to PREFIX+/export/test
The is_file_wanted function is trying to match with name coming from the ndmp stream against the wrong pattern.
[is_file_wanted:1586]:is_file_wanted> flg: 0x1 name: [/export/test/]
[is_file_wanted:1592]:match ?> pos: 0 [export/restore/export/test][/export/test/] # debug added by me
When trying to restore at the same location using the following options:
./ndmjob -x -f FakeTape -B dump -T. -D 192.168.0.38/m,root,xxx -C / -E DIRECT=n -F /export/test
We saw the following in the log
The original filename is not changed (or changed in a way that doesn't break the code)
[fix_nlist_v3:2772]:orig0: "/export/test" (I added a new debug line to display the original name)
The file is accepted:
[is_file_wanted:1586]:is_file_wanted> flg: 0x1 name: [/export/test/passwd]
[is_file_wanted:1623]:parent1> pos 0 [export/test][/export/test/passwd]
So, I wonder if this fix_nlist_v3 function is working correctly, and if someone is able to restore files with an other NDMP client using the PREFIX option.
When removing the last part of the fix_nlist_v3 function that is changing the original name (ep->nm3_opath), I'm able to restore at a different location.
Updated by Alexander Pyhalov almost 6 years ago
If I understand this correctly, the software was released 10 years ago, so it seems you are at your own. If you want some help, you could ask for help in illumos or OI mailing lists. If you find some difference in behavior between Solaris and illumos which affects this soft, I agree that it's illumos or OI bug. But for now I think that it's too little details to consider this OI bug.