In the last episode (Oct 14), Kirk Strauser said: > 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.
If you're running 5.x, you can use dump -L, which will snapshot the filesystem and back that up. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"