-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Roland Smith wrote: >>> You can mount the snapshot, and then copy the files back to the original fs. >>> Note that cp can preserve flags, but not ACLs AFAIK. >> Yes, I know that this is possible. However, it's a lot of work. > > Huh? > > Suppose you did 'mksnap_ffs /usr /usr/.snap/20070526' > > Then all you have to is something like: > > # mdconfig -a -t vnode -f /usr/.snap/20070526 -u 0 > # mount /dev/md0 /mnt/snapshot > # cd /usr > # tar cf - /mnt/snapshot/* |tar xpf - > # umount /mnt/snapshot > # mdconfig -d -u 0 > > How much easier could it be? You could easily create a script for this > as well.
Let me clarify: It is a lot of work for the computer, for the hdd. >> There should be some straightforward way of rolling back to a >> snapshot, since the files and all the file system structure are >> already there. Also, there might not be room on the disk for it. > > Snapshots take up room as well. But the snapshot is already made. Again, let me clarify: At some point in time, my file system is filled with random* bits. I then make a snapshot. - From now on, all bits** that I flip will be take up an extra bit of space. Then, after changing lots of bits, I decide I wanted the old data back, as the file system was before I started to flip bits. Now, I could either: (a) Flip alot more bits, by making copies of the snapshotted bits over some free area of the disk, or (b) Undo all the bit flipping I have done, since I made the snapshot. In (a) I will have two copies of all the bits that has changed since the original snapshot, while in (b) I am back to where i were before the snapshot. Does this make any sense? Have I not understood this correctly? Best regards, Svein Halvor *) well, not random, but they might just as well be for the sake of the argument **) actually not bits either, but blocks or whatever. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (FreeBSD) Comment: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] to get my PGP-key iD8DBQFGWJjUhQg3vZGYu0ARAofgAJ9QS1pPyYEmeQ8TkgYR7HbptZ014QCgqmkR 1dr8wcQV0qhR9KH7VlG/4Q0= =ssrQ -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"