On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 01:54:54PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:

>       Guys,
> 
> 
>       I think I've found the reason for the intermittent rashes.
>       Part of /var is bad, and fsck cannot allocate inoinfo to repair
>       the damage.
> 
>       At any rate, how do i as root, single user, cp -rp all of /var to
>       elsewhere (/storage) and rmdir /var, them mkdir /var and copy
>       everything back?? I've forgotten the cpio magic command. 
> 
>       I'll do same while i'm at it  with /usr/home  -> home, if that is
>       advisable.  tao2 has been rebooting automatically in an infinite 
>       loop for about .5 hour.   I managed to  go single-user.  Time to 
>       ask peoples' suggestions.

On your system, is /var a separate filesystem (partition) or is
it just a directory?

If it is a filesystem, then use dump(8).
If it is just a directory, use tar.

////jerry

> 
>       gary
> 
> 
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