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Re: clone of filesystem across network preserving ionodes

To: "Meij, Henk" <hmeij@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, "xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx" <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: clone of filesystem across network preserving ionodes
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:39:47 -0600
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On 11/3/14 2:35 PM, Meij, Henk wrote:
> What is the best practice way to get the contents from server1 to
> server2 identical disk array partitions and preserve the ionode
> information using xfs tools or non-xfs tools?

Just FWIW: inode, not ionode.  :)

> xfsdump/xfsrestore appear to not preserve this or I can not find the
> obvious setting.

> xfs_copy would, per documentation, but can I get from server1 to
> server2?

xfs_copy makes an identical image, yes.

You could xfs_copy from disk to a file on server1, transfer the file,
then xfs_copy from file to disk on server2.

-Eric

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