Subject: Re: Moving /var/cron/tabs
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/22/1998 12:10:39
On Dec 21, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote
> uhm, cron stuff is, partially, per-user, too.
> anyway...
> I've set up amanda on the new server at work, and I told it to use tar to get
> certain partial partitions, like /etc, like /var/mail, etc.
> You dont have to do _everything_ with (ufs)dump. Although it helps with those
> ever-growing /home partitions the damned users fill up faster than you can
> buy more disks.

I agree there are alternative solutions. But as we are changing some things in
the package system, if this could be at the same time it would be nice.
I guess not all system admin knows that a full backup of /usr/pkg needs
/var too ...

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.