Re: backups/dumps/caches

From: Nathan Scott (
Date: Tue Aug 06 2002 - 18:58:29 EST

On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 07:32:34PM -0500, Richard Bonomo wrote:
> Hello!
> I have been trying to come up to speed on
> the issue of dumping file systems from
> 2.4.x kernels using dumps. I located
> Linus' unequivocal words about the dangers
> of using dump. I have a couple of questions:
> 1. Do the same warnings apply to XFS and xfsdump?

xfsdump doesn't directly access the device, so the metadata
and data it sees is coherent with other filesystem activity;
so, no these warnings are not applicable to xfsdump.


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