File system checking on ext3 after a system crash

Andreas Dilger adilger at
Mon Apr 9 19:53:50 UTC 2007

On Apr 09, 2007  14:29 -0400, Sev Binello wrote:
> >3) Periodically, and at a non-peak time, use the e2image program to
> >save a backup copy of the filesystem metadata.
>    I did a quick test and looks simple to use, are there any caveats or 
> hidden gotchas ?

It won't work for very large filesystems, because e2image doesn't use
O_LARGEFILE (i.e. image cannot be > 2GB in size).

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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