[blfs-support] moving lfs
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 13:33:48 PDT 2013
> - sockets, devs, doors, the usual stuff: I interpreted the original problem
> sub-item spec as getting a byte-for-byte copy of the lfs partition(s) as-is,
> and then restoring them. If instead it's loosened to not bothering about some
> items/aspects and allowing/assuming their re-creation automatically, then yeah
> fine: but I wouldn't do backups of full-system snapshots that way.
I'm not sure what devs or doors are. There are seven file types in
Unix/Linux: regular, directories, sockets, symbolic links, pipes
(fifos), block special, and character special.
All special files should be in the /dev directory. I'm not sure I'd try
to make a backup of a live system. There are too many chances of
something getting out of sync. Trying to back up /proc or /sys or any
other virtual file system seems very problematic to me.
Oh, is see a door is specific to solaris. I haven't used that in 15 years.
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