View Full Version : Backing up the /dev directory

6th April 2007, 12:58 PM
I am practising the business of backup up a server and restoring it on another set of hardware.

I have learnt that /proc and /sys are directories that need to be excluded.

How about the /dev directory?

Does it have to be excluded too?

6th April 2007, 01:49 PM
Yes, this directory contains device nodes that are automatically generated on startup. You should not back them up.