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

Nate Duehr 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
sync() inside?


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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