Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

Mike Clarke mike at
Mon Jun 11 08:42:45 UTC 2012

On Monday 11 June 2012 00:03:59 Daniel Feenberg wrote:

> It does occur to me that /etc is not a felicitous place to keep this
> information, but given the desirability of dumping filesystems in read
> only state, placing the dump dates in the filesystem itself isn't
> feasible.

Dumping with the -L option creates a temporary read only snapshot which is 
used as the source for the backup. This enables you to safely backup a live 

More background on snapshots at 

Mike Clarke

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