[Pkg-samba-maint] daily backup of tdb files with tdbbackup
vorlon at debian.org
Tue Aug 12 13:21:56 UTC 2008
On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 01:32:01AM +0200, Noèl Köthe wrote:
> after reading #385254 and
> Those who package Samba for commercial distribution with operating
> systems and appliances would do well to take note that tdb files can get
> corrupted, and for this reason ought to be backed up regularly.
> ..." and
> "The tdbbackup utility can safely be run at any time."
> I think we do not loose anythink if we add the something like the
> suggested "cd /var/lib/samba;tdbbackup *.tdb" to debian/samba.cron.daily
> What do you think?
I remain of the opinion that packages should not be in the business
individually of creating backups of any sort. I haven't found tdb files to
be any more fragile, in recent years, than any other binary database, and I
don't see this kind of backup configuration in other packages.
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