[K12OSN] backup question

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 05:16:16 UTC 2005

On 6/19/05, Sudev Barar <sudev at mantraonline.com> wrote:
> No, rsync will copy image/file as it is on the disk at the point of
> time. Thus even if one is working on a document (say in OO) the file as
> it exists will be synchronised. The updated file (once the document
> being edited is saved) would be copied only in the next sync.

Are you sure? I wonder why I thought you could not cp the / filesystem
unless you boot from another / system (ie live cd)?

> OTOH why sync "/"? Since most of the directories here are static you
> should sync "/var"

Mainly because of program updates. But since it is mostly static then
rsync should be very fast the second time around.

Robert Arkiletian
C++ GUI tutorial http://fltk.org/links.php?V19

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