Subject: Re: dump(8) behaviour
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Chapman Flack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/07/2004 15:38:34
> The fss(4) driver is experimental. Be sure you have a backup before you
> use it.
> Kinda defeats the purpose, doesn't it?
Well, so dump should *support* dumping from a snapshot. It shouldn't forbid
you making a nice, ordinary, rock-solid single-user verified known-to-be good
backup first, and *then* doing later dumps from snapshots, if you're willing
to accept the risk that something might possibly go wrong and you'd have to
restore from an earlier non-fss dump.
Ideally, fss won't be experimental forever. :)