|Subject:||xfsdump vs tar|
|From:||Dan Swartzendruber <dswartz@xxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Tue, 12 Jun 2001 12:38:31 -0400|
The common wisdom is that dump is dangerous to run on mounted filesystems. I do so for weekly backups on my home system, because it is scheduled for 2AM on Sunday morning, when things are relatively idle. I note from the man pages that xfsdump can only be run (apparently) on mounted filesystems. Is there anything fundamentally different about the implementation of xfsdump (for linux specifically) as opposed to the
other dump programs (such as for ext2 filesystems) that makes this "safer"?
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