Re: script for on-disk configuration file backup
On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 03:50:15PM -0400, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> After running this for a few months, I've discovered that some
> packages make their own backup copies of config files. Setserial, for
> example backs up /etc/serial.conf to /etc/.serial.conf.old. I've
> put exceptions in to ignore the ones I've found. The script
> also ignores the cache files ld.so.cache, mtab, and adjtime.
IMO, setserial should be changed to use /var/backups, since that is the
FHS-blessed place for such things, and it tends to have more space available
than /etc. Regardless of the actual location, it is a very good idea for all
packages to do their config file backups in the same way, so that the admin
will always know where to find the backups.
- mdz (off to file a bug...)