dumping file system subtree (/var)
wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Sun Jun 17 20:25:47 UTC 2012
>> alternatively - use tar.
> What I was trying to achieve, which I haven't done yet, was a smallish dump of the "core system". By that I mean system + ports, without distfiles, etc. Then a separate dump of user data, which is considerably larger. At this point I am thinking I should do this:
> make clean distclean ports to remove temporary stuff
> set /usr/home NODUMP
> dump /, /var, and /usr
> unset /usr/home NODUMP
> dump /usr/home
really - use tar.
dump is not for that, but to QUICKLY dump a filesystem.
on SSD - both are faster than writing to backup target disk.
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