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Re: fs block level syncing



Hi,

On Sun, 2004-02-15 at 00:12, Paul Raines wrote:

> But you got me thinking about dump/restore.  Does dump/restore do things at
> the block level?  

No, at the inode level.

> If I have two equal partitions and I make my initial
> image doing a dump on the first and piping it into a restore one the
> second. Then at later intervals do an incremental dump on the first piping
> it again into a restore on the second, will it just do the most 
> efficient thing (i.e. handle renames as only a change to the directories
> involved)?  

Yes, it will deal with renames without copying over the new file
contents.  But if any of the file has changed, it will copy the whole
new file, not just the modified blocks.

--Stephen





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