Subject: Re: other backup technologies?
To: Ken Hornstein <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/05/1997 14:11:15
On Sun, 5 Jan 1997, Ken Hornstein wrote:

> >Did you try mounting the filesystem-to-be-restored in async mode?
> Does "mount -o async" actually _do_ anything?  I was under the impression
> that it didn't.

Yes. It disables immediate and coherent writes of file meta-data
(inodes and directory entries). If your system crashes within 30
seconds of file creation/deletion/whatever, that file may vanish
forever. But creation/deletion/whatever will be faster.


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