kris at obsecurity.org
Wed Mar 30 08:05:58 PST 2005
On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 06:59:22PM +0100, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
> >The snapshot code was intended to support background fsck and that
> >alone. It's also optionally used by the dump code, but it was not
> >written as a general-purpose live filesystem snapshot service.
> I just think that this, as well as the disclaimer about it being alpha
> code and the access locks, should be mentioned in the Handbook. Reading
> that chapter or mksnap_ffs's manual, I didn't get it and I suspect
> people might get the idea that it is stable code, which provides some
> functionality that it doesn't.
The 'alpha' part is what I meant about this file being out of date.
It is stable and widely used, but that doesn't mean there are not
> So, if for instantaneous you mean at a specific time, I don't care at
> all wether the image is made an hour earlier or later. All I'd like is
Isn't this usually done by dumping the database state and then backing
that up, instead of trying to back up the live database?
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