Been there, done that! Obviously, you need to implement a cron job that tars or
bzips up critical system files like that and maintain a rotating archive. We do
a day of the week and monthly backups, which allows us to go back a year. These
archives are rsynced to an offsite backup. We also use an inexpensive USB
external drive to do period backups of critical stuff. Since I'm old, I usually
print out a hardcopy of the pqact.conf and throw it in the file.
Another critical cron task is to monitor disk space and alert you when it gets
out of control.
Depending on the editor you were using, it may have saved a backup copy of the
file. With some editors, it will try to save a special copy if the editor
crashes. Check your /tmp to see if any backup copy was written there.
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On Jul 15, 2014, at 7:19 PM, Blair Trosper <blair.trosper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I stupidly let our disk fill up, so when I tried to edit a config file, we
> lost it.
> However, with LDM still running, it appears to be honoring it. Is there any
> way (using ldmadmin -- or some other means) to get the LDM to cough out what
> 'pqact.conf' file it's using so that I can restore it?
> I can try to re-build it by hand, but this could be a trial-and-error
> process...hoping there's some way I can cheat to get the LDM to cough out
> what it has in memory so I can copy/paste that back into the file.
> I'd like that to be back in place before I restart the LDM or apply any
> patches the Debian server needs...
> (Imagine my embarrassment...)
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> Blair Trosper
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