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    SubjectRe: I give up
    John Stoffel wrote:
    > The only sure strategy is to do your dumps in single user mode, with
    > only one process touching the filesystem during the backup window.
    > This obviously won't fly in a 24x7 environment, so people take their
    > calculated chances and run backups with the system live.

    That's what snapshots are for.

    No need for single user mode or taking chances.

    A snapshot gives you a consistent filesystem that you can dump or tar.

    Jeff


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