On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 06:32:29 AM Glen Barber wrote: > On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 08:25:22AM +0200, Thomas Zander wrote: > > On 10 May 2016 at 08:18, O. Hartmann <ohart...@zedat.fu-berlin.de> wrote: > > > > > I haven't figured out so far how far this goes. Lucky for those having > > > recent /etc/ backups. A pity FreeBSD doens't backup this by default. > > > > After having shot myself in the foot some time ago, "zfs snapshot" has > > become a part of my standard upgrade procedures :-) > > > > No argument that this is valuable, but we cannot rely on filesystem > specific solutions. Similar topic came up a few days ago following > lunch. It got me thinking of a better way to ensure this kind of thing > does not require home-grown foot protection from cannons. > > It should be fairly trivial to automatically backup /etc (and related) > when 'distribution' is run, either intentionally or accidentally (or by > commit mistakes, such as this).
Saving the output of 'etcupdate diff' nightly might not be a bad first step. -- John Baldwin
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