On Thu, 2007-01-18 at 10:59 -0600, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote: > >>>>> "AT" == Adam Tkac <atkac redhat com> writes: > > AT> I'm going to ship dump backup utility in FC-7 only in > AT> dynamically linked version (now dump is statically linked). > > I suppose the primary reasons for shipping a static dump (and, perhaps > more importantly, restore) is for emergency situations. But these > days I can't imagine many emergency situations that aren't better > solved by booting the rescue media instead of booting single-user. > dump and restore are on the rescue media, aren't they? (Personally I > wish the initrd could be extended to act as a rescue medium, but I > imagine that many people would object to that.) I've actually been considering the possibility of "installing" the rescue disk onto a small partition at the end of the disk. Much like some VARs are apparently doing with their windows recovery disks... But... hell, why not just put it in /boot? That would make it easier to keep up to date via an RPM. Hmmm.
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