ISR for Linux

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Gullible Jones, May 13, 2012.

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  1. Say I wanted to set up something like Returnil Free on Linux. I'm thinking something like this:

    - changes made by a user are lost on reboot
    - changes made by root are always preserved
    - if needed, root can commit a user's changes to the real filesystem, so they show up on the next boot

    What would be the most sensible way to implement something like this? Note that I would want to include crontab files and such in the list of things that get lost on reboot.
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    BTRFS snapshot - with snapper frontend. Or manual scripts to mount root as read only and then remount rw as root when you want to write, plus potentially a data sharing partition.
    Mrk
     
  3. Thanks, I hadn't even thought of using BTRFS.
     
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