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Re: backups

On Mon, 2004-09-20 at 00:55 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 09:48:04PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> > Well, it's not quite the same thing.  You can't safely dump a live
> > filesystem, making it unusable for me.  Also it's far less granular than
> > an archiver like tar or dar.
> Have you looked at making lvm snapshots and dumping those?

I haven't, mainly because my server is FC2, and I didn't think to use
LVM when setting it up, and I've heard that snapshotting is flaky in the
FC2 version anyways.

However, since new installs default to being on LVM, this might be a
future option.  

The major problem I see with it though is the granularity and
filesystem-specificity.  It probably still makes sense to have a
filesystem-independent archiver.

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