Can I omit /srv when backupping my F13 system?

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu May 6 13:01:48 UTC 2010



On Thu, 6 May 2010, Joachim Backes wrote:

> On 05/06/2010 08:19 AM, Joachim Backes wrote:
>> On 05/06/2010 08:13 AM, Jesse Keating wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2010-05-06 at 07:52 +0200, Joachim Backes wrote:
>>>> When backupping my F13 system, I omit the directory /srv. Is this
>>>> correct, or should I backup /srv too (it only contains the "pungi"
>>>> directory with a "temp" subdirectory with about 35300 MB)?
>>>> 
>>>> All comments are welcome.
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> /srv is site admin managed.  We as a distribution do not install any
>>> software into there.  Therefor it is rather impossible for us to tell
>>> you whether to back it up or not, because it depends on if you've placed
>>> any data in that path or not.
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> Thanks. But does anybody know wherefrom /srv/pungi with about 35 MB
>> comes? /srv/pungi does not belong to any rpm, and I can't remember that
>> I installed some data there.
>> 
>> Kind regards
>> 
>> 
>
> Walking a little bit through /srv/pungi, I found files and directories like 
> "./imgcreate-d761yQ/install_root/var/lib/yum/yumdb/z/902c08a6406178c1a1250b98d6f6d0efea421c2b-zbar-0.10-2.fc13-i686"
>
> zbar is installed in my F13 box!
>
> So /srv/pungi looks for me as place for tempdata of yum. Can this be an 
> explanation?
>

No - yum doesn't put its data there by default.

I'd look for:

1. are there any symlinks in /var/cache to that location?
2. grep -r /srv/pungi /etc/*

see what comes up.

-sv



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