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Re: clone RHEL 4 ext3 partition



Hi Andreas,

Thanks for replying.

dumpe2fs -h /dev/hda3 | grep feature
yields...
Filesystem features: has_journal ext_attr resize_inode
dir_index filetype needs_recovery sparse_super
large_file

Regards,
Matt



--- Andreas Dilger <adilger clusterfs com> wrote:

> On Jun 08, 2005  15:16 +1000, Matt Smith wrote:
> > I'm about to roll out a whole bunch of Redhat
> > Enterprise 4 workstations and have run into
> problems
> > cloning from the original.
> > 
> > Normally I would use ghost (v7.5) because it does
> a
> > nice job when cloning to a different sized
> > disk.Unfortunately it comes up with read error
> 29004.
> > Looking around it seems that Symantec don't
> support
> > Fedora Core 3 (with Ghost v.8 - don't know if v.9
> > works ???).
> > 
> > Next option was to use dd.
> > This worked fine but when I went to resize the
> > partition I noticed that Redhat have removed
> resize2fs
> > from e2fsprogs. 
> > After installing the Redhat e2fsprogs
> > source rpm (and the newest from sourceforge - i
> tried
> > both) and after compiling the resize2fs binary i
> got
> > an error - "Filesystem has unsupported feature(s)"
> 
> Both problems are likely from the same root cause -
> namely
> some strange feature enabled in your filesystem.  
> 
> What does "dumpe2fs -h {dev} | grep feature" say
> about
> your filesystem?  AFAIK the latest e2fsprogs should
> support all the ext3 features in a released kernel.
> 
> Cheers, Andreas
> --
> Andreas Dilger
> Principal Software Engineer
> Cluster File Systems, Inc.
> 
> 



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