[rescue] Oracle making just a little harder to keep old machines in use
alaric at metrocast.net
Sun May 9 13:01:36 CDT 2010
On 05/09/10 13:53, Stiphane Tsacas wrote:
> On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 17:35, Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org>wrote:
>> On Sunday 09 May 2010, Stiphane Tsacas wrote:
>>> tar main drawback is that it may modify the directories/files access
>>> time, while *dump will open the disk raw device, and read blocks
>>> from there.
>> Is access time really that important?
> Yes, since you don't want to modify your file system state each time you do
> a backup.
> Finding old and/or never accessed files is important.
It's pretty common these days to mount filesystems with atime disabled.
Honestly, realistically, how many people even *care* about atime? One
in a hundred? One in a thousand?
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