Raid 5 (was: Mounting of Linux volumes)

Nicholas Leippe nick at
Fri Dec 2 08:52:51 MST 2005

On Friday 02 December 2005 07:54 am, Ross Werner wrote:
> I can understand databases, but any application that produces temporary
> files ... well, won't that just mean you won't copy all the temporary
> files with 100% accuracy? I mean, they're *temporary* ... in the event of
> a complete data loss and restore from backups, won't restarting the
> service or whatever application it is flush those temporary files, making
> losing temporary files of little concern?

It depends on their lifespan.  Temporary doesn't necessarily imply not
being used to store state between invocations.

> I'm just wondering if there's anything in a typical Linux server
> installation that won't typically survive a 2 AM rsync.

What about mail files and their corresponding index files?


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