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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...)

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