Submitter : wje Status : open
Assigned Engineer : btg Priority : 2
*Modified Date : 07/24/00 *Modified User : kenmcd
*Modified User Domain : engr *Description :
In order to fit into normal Linux system administration,
XFS needs standard dump and restore programs, not just
xfsdump and xfsrestore, which are incompatible
with the dump and restore tools for other file systems.
dump and restore for XFS need to be supplied no later
than the first production release. They can be based
on xfsdump and xfsrestore, but need to produce tapes
compatible with other dump and restore programs, and have
a matching user interface.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (ADD)
From: ken mcdonell <kenmcd@xxxxxxx>
Date: Jul 24 2000 01:30:03PM
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"William L. Jones" wrote:
> Given the need to handle file attributes and other xfs file
> extensions I don't see how a program that dumps a xfs file can
> produce a dump tape compatible with the current linux dump/restore.
Basically it cannot.
That's why we are doing BOTH
1. xfsdump/xfsrestore (these are real close now, and will appear
in the CVX tree shortly), and
2. a Linux compatible dump/restore ... this will not preserve xfs
metadata beyond that used in ext2 or any extensions to the
extant dump format that are adopted by the community (this is a
lower priority project that has not been started yet).