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

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Backing up Arch archives
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 16:00:15 -0400

In lists.arch.users, you wrote:
> 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.

(Evil grin)

People that have public archives already have a live backup --

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