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

Noèl Köthe noel at debian.org
Thu Aug 14 21:46:32 UTC 2008

Am Dienstag, den 12.08.2008, 19:50 -0300 schrieb Steve Langasek:

> > 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.
> Why would a backup of /var not be sufficient, given that this is where the
> tdb files are stored, and how would creating tdbbackups also under /var
> help?

tdbs are open binary files which are open by the n|smbd and there maybe
cases where they aren't consistent on the harddisk when you backup /var.
Its the same with openldap (Backup: slapcat) and postgresql (Backup
If I'm wrong with this then I agree it doesn't make sense.

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