using rsync on files that are being written to
lamad at whalehosting.ca
Thu Jun 16 19:35:32 GMT 2005
I know people who shutdown the services on their *nix box before backing up with rsync. this is to avoid accidentily backing up files that are being written to, which might result in a corrupt backup of that file.
is this even a concern? if it is, what methods are available for a small shop to schedule regular backups but still maintain uptime?
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