[CentOS] Mirroring Hard Drive

Amos Shapira amos.shapira at gmail.com
Mon Dec 8 10:41:45 UTC 2008

2008/12/8 William L. Maltby <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com>:
> In reality, being raised on real UNIX(TM) systems from long ago and far
> away, it was just one of the things we wanted left unchanged when we did
> backups or shipped tapes to the outside world (one of my many jobs back
> then). There is the possibility that atime was tracked "because we can".

I've been there too. My first UNIX account was on a Vax 750 running
BSD 4.2 in 1986, which after a year I started to manage (that's why I
said that dump/restore "are so '80's" :).

Times changed. I believe the reasoning which says that atime is a
waste of time (pun intended :). Move on.



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