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



On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 17:54 -0500, chris barry wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll it tonight.




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