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Linuxcare: Dear Lina: Getting To Know Your Data

Jan 24, 2000, 17:44 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Dear Lina,
My email server has been running for seven months and I desperately need to upgrade it. While I've done my best to track all the security fixes, I'm sure I've missed some. However, I've finally decided I can wait no longer. I'm determined to install a new Linux distribution version, but my conscience tells me to keep some backups. What can I do in order to preserve my current setup in case anything goes wrong?..."

"Dear Lina,
Occasionally, I find a lost+found directory in various places in my file system. Each of these directories is always empty, but shows a size that I'd expect from a file. Any clue how they got there? Are they wasting my disk space or not?..."

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