[rescue] Mounting and Dumping
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Thu Jan 15 12:43:54 CST 2004
On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Mike Meredith wrote:
> If you looked at the URL's I sent earlier you would see that Sun also
> recommends *not* to use ufsdump in problematic situations.
I meant to say that Sun -recommends- that you take the filesystem
offline, but it's not terribly difficult to ensure that you can do an
> I'm sorry but anecdotal evidence that it's ok just isn't good enough
> for me at work
So, uhm, why are you asking us? Do whatever makes the suits happy.
> If it's not a big deal, why does fssnap exist ?
The same reason that Crays exist. Some people need them.
> Yes but what qualifies as "low load" ? A number please
A number would be useless. "low load" means that the chances are
sufficiently low that a file spanning multiple inodes will be changed
during the period of time that ufsdump is copying its inode chain to
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