slight emergency here...
jerrymc at msu.edu
Mon Oct 29 11:05:28 PDT 2007
On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 01:54:54PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> I think I've found the reason for the intermittent rashes.
> Part of /var is bad, and fsck cannot allocate inoinfo to repair
> the damage.
> At any rate, how do i as root, single user, cp -rp all of /var to
> elsewhere (/storage) and rmdir /var, them mkdir /var and copy
> everything back?? I've forgotten the cpio magic command.
> I'll do same while i'm at it with /usr/home -> home, if that is
> advisable. tao2 has been rebooting automatically in an infinite
> loop for about .5 hour. I managed to go single-user. Time to
> ask peoples' suggestions.
On your system, is /var a separate filesystem (partition) or is
it just a directory?
If it is a filesystem, then use dump(8).
If it is just a directory, use tar.
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