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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM 0.8final for 2.2.15/2.2.16?

On Tue, 6 Jun 2000, Andi Kleen wrote:

> The SuSE 6.4 kernel contains a back port. You can download a source
> rpm from ftp.suse.com 

uhmm... but an officially sanctioned patch blessed by Heinz would be
nicer.. :)

> Note that the snapshots may not be as useful as you may think
> though - they are readonly 

they have to be by their very nature...  :)

> and it is therefore impossible to
> replay a journal or run a fsck on them.

why would you want to? snapshots main application is for providing a
'snapshot' of a point in time so you can make a consistent backup of
the data, esp for large/frequently modified databases.

which is precisely what i want snapshots for.

> This means you effectively can only take
> snapshots from unmounted file systems.

eh? but a snapshot is not ever meant to be used directly as an
alternate filesystem, so there's no point running fsck on it.. ??

> -Andi

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