[mythtv-users] Mythbacked on ESXi 5.0

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Mon Oct 24 16:20:43 UTC 2011

On 10/24/2011 11:53, Doug Lytle wrote:
> Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> So use a filesystem that supports snapshots.
> I do this as well (XFS), but it's a far cry from recovery when you've
> screwed up your whole system with a mail server upgrade or you've tried
> to upgrade PHP or perl, only to find that nothing works afterwards.

No it's not.  Anything in your root directory should be considered off 
limits, required for minimal functionality for repair.  Either that, or 
you use a bootable dongle for that purpose.  All packages get installed 
to /usr (or /usr/local depending on the system) so give that its own 
partition.  Snapshot before doing updates.  If you get the system into 
an unsortable mess, drop back to single user mode, unmount /usr, roll it 
back to the snapshot, and bring the system back up.

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