Eric Sandeen schrieb:
Jan Dittmer wrote:
You could also try xfs_copy, it makes a copy of the filesystem and
works on the underlying device, with the filesystem unmounted.
There's a man page for it.
Is there any difference to using dd when the destination is no xfs
filesystem? And if I read the description correctly it does not allow
to copy individual files?
xfs_copy knows about the xfs format, so it only copies what it needs
to. dd will copy every bit on the source disk. So, xfs_copy is more
efficient. There is no option to copy individual files.
Depending on the problem with your original filesystem, perhaps xfs_copy
might not be the best choice.
Well I suffered from the 2.6.17 endian bug and had fun with dis- and re-
appearing folders upon xfs_repair and mount runs.
After all the 'only' thing I lost from my 600+gb volume are one or two
mailing list folders and most of my inbox (for which I've backups).
Seems to only affect folders which were open at the wrong moment.
Now I reformated the whole volume and restore the data from other