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

Paul Walmsley shag-blug at booyaka.com
Thu Oct 31 23:33:30 MST 2002

On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Bear Giles wrote:

> Dump/restore are no longer safe. 

dump works fine as long as the filesystem it's backing up is unmounted.  
dump will usually work fine if the filesystem it's backing up is mounted,
but is flushed to disk and is not being changed.

but dump on a filesystem that's mounted and is actively being changed is
asking for trouble.

- Paul

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