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Is xfsdump operation atomic?

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Subject: Is xfsdump operation atomic?
From: Michael Locher <locher@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 12:12:04 +0100
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I wonder if xfsdump is an atomic operation and thus can be savely used on a live filesystem?
If not, what is the recommended way to backup a live XFS filesystem?

I guess this information would also be interessting to others, so why not include it in the paragraph about xfsdump on the XFS homepage?


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