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Date:      Tue, 7 Aug 2007 14:18:05 +0700
From:      Victor Sudakov <sudakov@sibptus.tomsk.ru>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: dump -L
Message-ID:  <20070807071805.GA42466@admin.sibptus.tomsk.ru>
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illoai@gmail.com wrote:
> 
> > > > > > Does nobody know the answer, or am I the only one experiencing the
> > > > > > problem?
> > > > >
> > > > > I don't know the answer, but I get essentially the
> > > > > same behaviour.  I have never seen any data loss,
> > > >
> > > > I gave an example below. The file "wins.dat" was not dumped. It is
> > > > indeed missing from the tape.
> > > >
> > > > If this is not a data loss, what is it then?
> > > >
> 
> Not to perpetuate an argument for its own sake,
> but I suppose I meant "data loss" to mean the loss
> of files that _should_ exist, as opposed to files that
> _could_ exist.  A fine line, but in my /laissez faire/
> universe a quite salient one.
> 
> As to whether wins.dat should exist is beyond me.
> If you believe it should, then that would be data loss

If it (or any other file) does exist in the filesystem, it should
exist also in the backup. Otherwise we have a defective backup.


-- 
Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov@sibptus.tomsk.ru



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