-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Roland Smith wrote: > You could use rsync instead of tar. That would save time.
I'm not talking about saving time. But saving CPU time and HDD stress. However, the disk space issue is a bigger one: >> (b) Undo all the bit flipping I have done, since I made the snapshot. > > This is what the procedure above does if you replace the tar commands > with rsync. No, because the snapshot will still be in use, and hence all its bits will be kept intact and read-only. When I use rsync/tar/cpio or whatever to "undo" changes to a file system, I will in reality copy these bits to different places on the disk. And until I release the snapshot (which I very well could, since it would defunct after the restore process), I will use twice the amount of disk space. Svein Halvor -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (FreeBSD) Comment: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] to get my PGP-key iD8DBQFGWK2vhQg3vZGYu0ARAk/5AJ9QksQAbmwKTJLkwKGhISMpMvOEZgCgwG5u s7bYTdMu9DEIylAhTCeepzI= =5cD3 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"