[dm-devel] Using dmsetup to create a snapshot...

Manu Tayal manut at mindtree.com
Wed Jul 21 12:57:36 UTC 2004

I have installed device-mapper.1.00.18 on kernel 2.4.26. Now I want to create
a snapshot using "dmsetup". I could not get hold of enough documentation to
do the same. Can somebody tell me the steps which are required to do the

My Setup: I have two hard disks on my system and I am using the second hard
disk to experiment with device mapper. What I was trying to do was create a
volume and install etx3 on the same. Then create a snapshot of it, mount the
snapshot and view the same. I was able to achieve this via EVMS but not with

Any pointers to good documentation would also help.

Thanks and Regards,

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