Postfix Tar backup errors
Daryl.Tester at iocane.com.au
Sun Mar 2 13:05:21 CST 2003
Steve Sloan wrote:
> tar: /var/spool/postfix/public/cleanup: socket ignored
> tar: /var/spool/postfix/public/flush: socket ignored
> tar: /var/spool/postfix/public/showq: socket ignored
> My question is, are these "real" directories or not and can I safely
> ignore them for backup purposes.
That's two questions. :-)
1) They're actually special files - these ones are sockets that
actually live on the file system (as opposed to sockets that
live in the networking namespace). Another type of special
file is a pipe.
2) Yes, it's safe to ignore them. Typically they're regenerated
by the application that created them in the first place (in
this case, most likely Postfix).
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