So, as i understand it there is no "safe" compression aside from hardware
compression while using xfsdump.
as the data volume is quite big, i really need compression. recommandations
for backup software anyone?
----- Original Message -----
To: "Bernhard R. Erdmann" <be@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Esger Abbink" <e.abbink@xxxxxxxxx>; <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 2:22 AM
Subject: Re: xfsdump & compression? (was: Re: xfsdump aborts after assertion
> On Sat, 16 Feb 2002, Bernhard R. Erdmann wrote:
> > > how do i get xfsdump to compress stuff?
> xfsdump does not compress stuff.
> > 1. use hardware compression
> > 2. xfsdump -J -F - / | gzip | dd of=$TAPE bs=32k
> Option 2 will nullify all of xfsdump's fault tolerance features when
> writing to tape. In other words, if there's a tape error or you hit the
> end of tape, xfsdump can't recover.
> I understand of course that this might be fine for some, but many sites
> don't like to take chances with their backups. Just thought I'd mention
> this in case it was an issue.
> Ivan Rayner