Re: backing up a drive
> A pointer: take a dump of the entire drive (dd if=/dev/hda) and not
Please tell this newbie additional info that's probably obvious to everyone
else - What all should be stopped while dd is doing it's thing, IOW stop
mail server and anything else that might be actively trying to change files
during the dd? What all comes to mind - mail, cron, Apache...others??
What's the worst thing that might happen if active services are NOT
stopped - a jumbled mail message or could the whole filesystem end up
unusable in this case??
Thanks - John