Subject: Re: Removing GNU tar and GNU cpio from src?
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/28/2003 22:06:21
Greg A. Woods wrote:

> I.e. if you use dump on a live filesystem then you know you're getting
> an inconsistent backup.  This might be OK if you know the files on that

I'd think any backup done today is being done on live filesystems since 
you simply cannot take the machine down for an hour or two when the 
backup is running (with network backups like e.g. amanda, it can't be 
done in any other way anyways), so your point is a bit weak imho...  Of 
course a filesystem with snapshot capabilities (like most advanced 
filesystems today provide) removes those inconsistencies  [Btw., I'm 
glad that FreeBSD starts including such capabilities with UFS2 in the 
just released 5.0-RELEASE, are there plans for NetBSD to incorporate it, 
or provide likewise features?]

Matthias Buelow