[CentOS] OT - backup question/advice

Mark Weaver mdw1982 at mdw1982.com
Wed Sep 6 01:10:36 UTC 2006

Thomas E Dukes wrote:
> Hello,
> I have been using mondorescue to backup to dvd for several months now
> without any problems.
> Since upgrading to Centos 4.4, I now receive a few errors.  The errors are
> for files in /var/named/chroot/proc.  I guess these files change so when I
> do a differntial backup they aren't there and result in errors.  (Never got
> any errors before and I think these files were there in 4.3) If I exclude
> the files from the backup, no errors.
> My question is what, if any problems would I run into not backing these
> files up and having to do a complete system restore?
> TIA,
> Eddie

You shouldn't run into any problems really since files within "proc" 
aren't really there to begin with; they're resident in memory only and 
disappear when the machine shuts down or reboots.


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