[Pkg-samba-maint] daily backup of tdb files with tdbbackup

Noèl Köthe noel at debian.org
Tue Aug 12 17:20:16 UTC 2008

Am Dienstag, den 12.08.2008, 10:26 -0300 schrieb Christian Perrier:

> > > 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.
> I also share this feeling and am not particularly enthusiast about
> setting some system while this should be the local admin decision to
> put it in place.

IMHO the user/admin isn't aware of this. They run a backup of /var which
might be not enough.
It doesn't cost us anything and might help sometimes.

But OK lets keep it how it is.

Noèl Köthe <noel debian.org>
Debian GNU/Linux, www.debian.org
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