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Re: reliability of dump/restore on ext3 systems?



Hi,

On Mon, 2003-01-13 at 16:30, Douglas J Hunley wrote:

> I've been asked whether there are any outstanding issues in using dump/restore 
> to backup ext3-based systems. The persons asking me this had mentioned 
> previously hearing that dump may be unreliable and was asking for 
> verifcation. TIA.

Dump is essentially not to be trusted on any live filesystem that is
being actively modified.  That's no different on ext3, but you should be
able to use facilities such as LVM snapshotting to freeze the fs while
you do the dump.

Cheers,
 Stephen





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