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Re: Using xfsdump On Linux With IRIX Version 1 FS?

To: Sean Elble <elbles@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Using xfsdump On Linux With IRIX Version 1 FS?
From: Christian Kujau <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 20:53:58 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: Matthias Schniedermeyer <ms@xxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <C68F8010.B953%elbles@xxxxxxxxxx>
References: <C68F8010.B953%elbles@xxxxxxxxxx>
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On Fri, 24 Jul 2009 at 15:13, Sean Elble wrote:
> Yeah, that's probably what I'll do then.  I figure the disk will thrash for
> a while during the search for a string in /etc/shadow, but hopefully it'll

Instead of working on the (old, slow) disk, you could just work on the 
backup (located on faster disk, I presume), maybe even set up a 
blockdevice for it:

  # losetup -r /dev/loop0 /path/to/IRIXbackup
  # hexedit /dev/loop0 ...or whatever tool you'll be using.

Christian.
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