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Re: [opensuse] suggestion for *mail* backup
  • From: Sylvester Lykkehus <zly@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 15:49:10 +0200
  • Message-id: <47F23D56.1020803@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 2008-04-01 14:58, Carlos E. R. wrote:
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The Tuesday 2008-04-01 at 13:08 +0100, Dave Howorth wrote:

Could something like unionfs handle this situation?

How? I mean, I don't know what unionfs does.

Perhaps it was a pointer to look it up ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UnionFS

...This leads to one other useful purpose for union mounts, which is to make a file system appear as writeable, but without actually allowing writes to change the file system, also known as copy-on-write. This may be desirable when the media is physically read-only, such as in the case of CD-ROMs...


- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

/Sylvester
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