At 2003-10-14T18:24:10Z, Mike Hogsett <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > That can work, but I dont like using tar in place of dump.
Various sources recommend using tar instead of dump on live filesystems. The essence of the argument is that dump writes the filelist at the beginning of the backup, then writes the file contents. Tar writes a filename, then the contents, then another filename, then that file's contents, etc. If the filesystem is inactive then this is a non-issue. If it's quite active, though (like /var, /home), then tar's system may lead to more consistent backups. -- Kirk Strauser "94 outdated ports on the box, 94 outdated ports. Portupgrade one, an hour 'til done, 82 outdated ports on the box."
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