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Re: Difference between root and private, what to take in backup? [message #12289 is a reply to message #12281] Tue, 24 April 2007 10:38 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Vasily Tarasov wrote on Tue, 24 April 2007 03:59

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I've started playing with vzdump and it reminded me that I have one question about OpenVZ: What is the difference between root and the private area?


When VE is stopped you have contents only in private/<veid> directory. When VE starts simfs filesystem is mounted on root/<veid>. Simfs is a mirror-like filesystem: it mirrors the contents of private/<veid> to root/<veid>. The reason to use simfs is to isolate VE's filesystem from HN's one.



Ok, so I guess one should never edit files directly in the root?

If, for example, I want to make a backup of my VE that is only an ftp server, should I do a rsync of /home in the root or private?

Thanks


Please read the manual before asking questions:
http://download.openvz.org/doc/OpenVZ-Users-Guide.pdf

Please have a look at the wiki before asking questions:
http://wiki.openvz.org/Main_Page
 
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