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Re: [opensuse] Separate /usr?
On Thu, 2012-08-09 at 09:49 -0400, James Knott wrote:
Anton Aylward wrote:
Andreas Jaeger said the following on 08/09/2012 07:59 AM:
On the other hand, going forward I suggest to not setup a separate /usr
anymore, there's no benefit in it.
Backups?
More to the point, management of backups.
Oh, right, you've got some Sony DAT tape thing that can take half a
terabyte and a budget for an endless supply of tapes ...
Unlike many of us ...
Is there really any need to back up /usr, unless you want a full "bare
metal" restore? Of course, there's no reason why you can't back up
individual subdirectories if needed.

Not really. And if your / is on LVM you can snapshot it, and backup the
snapshot. Or if you are using butter you can do it's equivalent of the
same thing. But /usr being a separate partition or not really doesn't
have any bearing on that.

Unless, possibly, somebody is actually still using dump / restore? In
which case, ugh, just stop doing that.

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