Subject: Re: fsck and soft updates (soft dependencies)
To: Chuck Swiger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 09/05/2006 19:55:29
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At Tue, 5 Sep 2006 10:19:43 -0700,
Chuck Swiger wrote:
> using a snapshot, you can archive all of the database files as of a
> specific instant, which significantly improves the consistency and
> recoverability of a live database dump.
Indeed. It's certainly better than nothing, and hopefuly even easier to
deal with than any kind of hard crash or power failure!
It would probably be good to have a list of applications that can
recover cleanly from an FS snapshot taken while they're still running.
Greg A. Woods
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