Package Details: pacman-boot-backup-hook 1.4-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/pacman-boot-backup-hook.git (read-only)
Package Base: pacman-boot-backup-hook
Description: Pacman hook that creates a copy of the /boot directory prior and post to upgrades of the systemd package or when mkinitcpio is triggered.
Upstream URL: None
Keywords: backup boot-partition snapper
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: superhansel
Maintainer: superhansel
Last Packager: superhansel
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.000011
First Submitted: 2017-12-31 00:33
Last Updated: 2018-08-01 21:59

Latest Comments

superhansel commented on 2018-01-05 21:58

Implemented your feedback :)

Muflone commented on 2017-12-31 15:23

@superhansel Hi, there are not any best-practies that I could recommend you. I think the best solution would be to place a .conf file in /etc and let the hook use that path.

superhansel commented on 2017-12-31 13:16

Hey Muflone, thanks for your feedback. I actually used the hook proposed in the wiki[1] as a blueprint. However, I think that it is somewhat opiniated to prefer a non-hidden backup directory over a hidden one or vice-versa. Is there any guideline or best-practice that supports your suggestion?

I believe this package is mostly interesting for people that use snapper to create (bootable) snapshots of their system. I believe storing the backup in a hidden directory is following the snapper philosophy more because snapper itself stores its snapshots in a hidden directoy (.snapshots).

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Snapper#Backup_non-btrfs_boot_partition_on_pacman_transactions

Muflone commented on 2017-12-31 11:57

Good idea, I like it but please don't use a hidden directory for backup. /boot-backup would be a better place where to place the backup