[tech] the aftermath

David Luyer david_luyer at pacific.net.au
Sat Nov 15 00:02:11 WST 2003

On Sun, Aug 17, 2003 at 07:11:00PM +0800, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 17, 2003, Nick Bannon wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 17, 2003 at 11:43:03AM +0800, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> > > .. once the network upgrade happens. It'll suck otherwise.
> > > What about a firewire caddy and a fat removeable hard disk?
> > 
> > Those are useful, but insufficient. They save us from "oh dear the
> > hardware exploded", but they don't help for "someone fucked up the
> > config/deleted something/rootkit'ed the machine but no-one noticed
> > until a month later".
> Err, thats an application layer thing, _not_ the physical media.
> you can do incremental (dump, rsync, tar, etc) backup/restores
> quite happily onto hard disk.

Has anyone done copy-on-write snapshots for Linux or *BSD?
(most SANs do them, but I can't think of a Unix FS which does)

David, a little behind on email.

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