How to backup root filesystem the correct way....
shiva at sewingwitch.com
Fri Dec 16 05:28:23 UTC 2005
--On Thursday, December 15, 2005 4:08 PM -0800 "Daniel B. Thurman"
<dant at cdkkt.com> wrote:
> someone here told me that using
> dump/restore is not the preferred way and said that Torvald quoted
> that tar is better than D/R because it is not maintained nor current and
> may be fraught with failures.... and recommended that TAR be used.
dump is well-maintained. The mailing list has been quiet lately but I
attribute that to a stable product. The maintainer answers questions quite
I use dump nightly to backup an FC2 box to a Win2003 server using Samba
(smbfs). (The latter has the tape drive. But I may move the drive to the
Linux box and reverse the backup relationship.)
An answer to Torvalds:
The root filesystem should be quiet enough for dump. It's /var you need to
If your objective is a filesystem copy from a read-only source, using the
rescue disk to boot from, as Steve Ringwald suggests, is a good idea. In
addition to Steve's suggestions, you could use dump and restore in a
More information about the fedora-list