Today Mike Meyer wrote:

> In <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Andrew Prewett 
> > 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.


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

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