[lug] OT: WAS: Tape Drives --- NOW: Emacs vs. vi !!! ;-)
nate at natetech.com
Fri Nov 1 16:02:33 MST 2002
Would it be prudent to add a call to sync to a script that's using dump
for backups, prior to start... assuming that you've generally quieted
the filesystem before the backup? Or does dump already have calls to
On Thu, 2002-10-31 at 23:33, Paul Walmsley wrote:
> 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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Nate Duehr, nate at natetech.com
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