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Re: convert External Log to Internal Log

To: Ling Ho <ling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: convert External Log to Internal Log
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:32:31 +1000
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 04:45:59PM -0700, Ling Ho wrote:
> Is there any way to convert from external log to internal log on RHEL 5.6?

Try dump-mkfs-restore - there's no simple way of converting an
existing filesystem.  At least, not without highly dangerous offline
manual xfs_db surgery that could corrupt the fs....

> I tried running xfs_growfs -i but it complains saying
> 
> xfs_growfs: failed to access external log for /dev/sdc
> 
> and the man page says -i is not implemented. I am using xfsprogs
> version 3.1.5.

Yup, not implemented and as such not supported.

Cheers,

Dave.
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Dave Chinner
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