bin/121684: : dump(8) frequently hangs

Derek Kuliński takeda at
Tue Sep 2 01:27:15 UTC 2008

Hello Jeremy,

Monday, September 1, 2008, 3:27:38 PM, you wrote:

[... links about problems with snapshots ...]

the dump can be used without snapshots, in that case is it a still
worse method of doing backups?

as for the snapshots, you made me even more depressed :)
I don't have huge hard disk so I think backup on biggest partition
takes a minute (maybe less) which is not so bad.
I loved snapshots because the backup that I got was always consistent
(I had an opportunity to test it three times already).
I only had to remember to lock the database and flush all writes
during the snapshot, which was possible to be completely done through
a simple script.

Best regards,
 Derek                            mailto:takeda at

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