purpose of /var/backups
doug at polands.org
Tue Jan 18 04:13:16 PST 2005
On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 01:20:50AM +0000, Daniel Bye wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 04:04:52PM -0600, Doug Poland wrote:
> > On my 5.3-STABLE systems I have a directory in /var called backups.
... snip ...
> > I'm curious, what process are writing these files to this directory?
> periodic daily is at work here.
> --->$ find /etc/periodic -name '*backup*'
> > Does something depend on these files existing?
> Potentially, your ability to recover your system should any of the files
> backed up become corrupted or compromised.
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