Re: Mondo Rescue, missing /dev, /proc, /sys

On Sat, 23 Sep 2006 07:54:55 -0500, Dances With Crows
<danSPANceswitTRAPhcrows@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

[...]Better use the --one-file-system option to tar, then, so you don't try
to back up huge, useless things like /proc/kcore or waste time
traversing the giant /sys dirtree. That means multiple tar commands if
you have more than one partition, of course.

It looks like you have made some assumptions inconsistent with what I
actually said. For example, /proc will be empty on the system you are
backing up if you are running a live CD, a rescue CD, or some small
backup system on a separate partition.