On Thu, 19 Feb 2004, Nathan Scott wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 08:44:26PM +0100, Seth Mos wrote:
> > At 11:17 18-2-2004 -0800, Joshua Schmidlkofer wrote:
> > >Can I xfsdump a live filesystem?
> > xfsdump can only use mounted filesystems to do the dumps. Restores can go
> > to device directly IIRC.
> Both xfsdump & xfsrestore go to mounted filesystems (restore
> does creates/mkdirs/chmods,etc).
Just to provide a real world example: I do live backups of all my xfs
filesystems. About 6 months ago I had to invoke a DR (disaster recovery)
on one box that runs xfs exclusively. I used xfsrestore to return the
data to disk from the latest full & incremental backups and it worked
flawlessly. Within a short space of time my system was back up and doing
productive work again. I'm sending this email from that very system now.
Robert Brockway B.Sc. email: robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, zzbrock@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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