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xfs_metadump of frozen fs?

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Subject: xfs_metadump of frozen fs?
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 01 May 2013 14:20:40 -0500
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       xfs_metadump should only be used to copy unmounted filesystems,  
       mounted  filesystems,  or  frozen filesystems (see xfs_freeze(8)).  
       wise, the generated dump could be inconsistent or corrupt.

However, it doesn't work on a frozen fs.  There's no way to programatically
detect a frozen fs AFAIK...

Has this ever worked?  I see 3 potential solutions:

1) a --force option to proceed even if mounted
2) teach xfs_metadump to optionally freeze a mounted fs and proceed
3) fix the manpage



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