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Re: RFC: Backup of system data

On Sun, 11 Apr 1999, Martin Bialasinski wrote:

> It is sufficient to backup /etc/ and some important data outside of
> /etc/ like /var/lib/dpkg/ or links in /etc/ pointing to somewhere
> outside the tree (except it is static data like /etc/localtime).
> If a package stores important data outside os /etc/, it mentions it in 
> a file:
> /etc/dbackup/bind:
> /var/named/

To avoid some extra wheel-reinvention, one could integrate it with the tob
package, as tob already supports multiple backup volumes (sets of files to
be backed up); a fairly generic postinst script could add the names of
critical files to tob volumes, and perhaps also to a "full backup" volume
as well. This might mean the promotion of the tob package into a higher
position, though.

Mike Renfro  / Instructor, Basic Engineering Program
931 372-3601 / renfro@tntech.edu

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