*Caution: Threadjack !!!!* Backup strategies

William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Sat Aug 29 20:51:53 UTC 2015

On 08/29/15 15:19, Polytropon wrote:
> Unmounting something is always a question of access.:-)
>> >One of the machines I am backing up is a RPiB+ running NetBSD 7.0-beta,
>> >serving as the time server for my LAN. It has only 1 large partition for
>> >root, so I get it all in my backup. Could that be unmounted
>> >(temporarily) for a backup ?
> No (except you can make sure_no_  access is being made to it).
> Solution: Put it into read-only mode and hope for the best
> (i.e., that no program tries to write to it). If you can't,
> at least use dump -L so it will work with a snapshot.

Nope, the '-L' flag of dump on NetBSD 7.0 has been repurposed for 
labelling the dump :-/ ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


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