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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Backing up Arch archives

From: Charles Duffy
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Backing up Arch archives
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2004 13:15:33 -0500

On Fri, 2004-04-09 at 12:58, Tom Lord wrote:
> The problem is that a program like `tar' is going to non-atomicly
> traverse the tree.  That means that at time T it's going to "take a
> snapshot" of some part of the archive tree and at time T+1 it'll take
> a snapshot of some other part of the archive tree.  tar makes no
> guarantee about the ordering of scope of those snapshots.

Pity more people don't use something akin to LVM snapshotting to
guarantee that their backups are based off a state guaranteed to have
existed at some point in time.

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