[lug] OT: WAS: Tape Drives --- NOW: Emacs vs. vi !!! ;-)

Bear Giles bgiles at coyotesong.com
Wed Oct 30 09:46:32 MST 2002

> I've used BRU and it's a fine tool. But I would always choose GNU tar 
> for portable archives and dump/restore for system backups, while using 
> reliable tape technology.

Dump/restore are no longer safe.  They read the hard disk, but with the 
more aggressive caching used in recent kernels the data on the hard disk 
may have little in common with what the system thinks it should contain. 
  This could blow the entire file because of the inconsistent state.


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