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Re: [Linux-cluster] backing up a shared ext3 volume



On Wed, 2008-01-23 at 09:46 +1100, Nikolas Lam wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I've got a two node cluster with a (non-concurrent) shared ext3 volume
> containing data that needs to be backed up nightly using (EMC) Legato
> Networker.
> 
> It seems that Networker uses the contents of /etc/fstab to determine
> what filesystems are available, rather than calling mount or something
> that will display all mounted filesystems. Because the shared volume is
> not in /etc/fstab, it doesn't get picked up by Networker.
> 
> I'm having trouble finding documentation on how to get around this
> problem (don't you just love proprietary "enterprise" solutions?). Has
> anyone encountered this or a similar issue before?


You might try inserting the mount line, with the noauto option. This
would give Networking the data it needs, but not mount the filesystem.


-C


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