Today Mike Meyer wrote: > In <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Andrew Prewett ><[EMAIL PROTECTED]> typed: > > Today Kirk Strauser wrote: > > > At 2003-01-07T17:35:49Z, Andrew Prewett <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > > Normally the master.passwd is backed up regularly by cron (/var/backups), > > > > so maybe no need to backup it again. > > > Were you joking? Surely you're not implying that there's no need to copy > > > the data to tape (which is the most common use for dump) since it now exists > > > in two places on the same hard drive - are you? > > If /etc and /var are on the same HD, then it's not a production > > machine or the setup is simly wrong. > > It may not be a machine you'd want to use for what you use production > machines for, but there are a fair number of production uses where you > only have one hd, or where having /var and /etc on the same file > system are acceptable.
Yes, it depends. Sure, if it's not a home pc, then backup is a must, regardless how many hd's are in the machine. But I wouldn't put / and /var on the same fs, even on my home pc. -andrew P.S.: sorry for the double post, my sendmail got SIGSEGV after I hacked a bit, and doesn't checked the queue before reposting the same article. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message