On Sun, 1 Feb 2009 08:59:02 -0400 (AST) Andrew Hamilton-Wright <andre...@ieee.org> wrote:
> > Hi All; > > I regularly use dump(8) with snapshots to back up my server. > > While this seems to have been working perfectly well so far, > upon (re)reading the man page for dump(8), I have noticed a > somewhat scary pair of lines in the paragraph describing > the option for -C <cachesize> (emphasis with stars mine): > > [Use of this option] will greatly improve performance > at the cost of ***dump possibly not noticing changes in > the file system*** between passes. > > ***It is recommended that you always use this option when > dumping a snapshot.*** > When you dump a snapshot there are, by definition, no changes between passes. So it's saying that in that case there in no reason not to cache. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"