Re: RFC: Backup of system data
On Mon, Apr 12, 1999 at 08:57:27AM -0500, email@example.com 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.
That I would not like to see. Let's make it as
backup-system-agnostic as we can.
Large sites practically _have_ to use Amanda, and
large sites are the ones that are going to
benefit the most from this (individuals can keep
that list updated manually relatively easily; I
currently do that for half a dozen computers).
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