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Yup, it is
Authored by: vasi on Dec 20, '01 01:33:42AM

Anacron actually runs as a cron job; I set it to run every hour. So yeah, it's fairly likely that it will run while I'm using the computer, but since I "nice" the backup command I don't notice a slowdown, just some disk churning.

I don't leave my computer on all the time, partly to save on power and partly cuz the humming bugs me when I sleep. I'd much prefer that anacron really runs the command every day, rather than having cron want to run daily but only really running every week. I've had too many unfortunate accidents to risk my data; a bit of disk churning isn't bad at all.

vasi



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Yup, it is
Authored by: el bid on Dec 20, '01 03:16:21AM
but since I "nice" the backup command I don't notice a slowdown

I wasn't raising the issue of resource contention. The point I was making is that it's not a good idea in general to backup files the might be in use. You can't necessarily rely on the integrity of the backup.

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