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Re: backups

On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 01:24, Enrico Scholz 
<enrico scholz informatik tu-chemnitz de> wrote:
> mattdm mattdm org (Matthew Miller) writes:
> >> Well, it's not quite the same thing.  You can't safely dump a live
> >> filesystem, making it unusable for me.  Also it's far less granular
> >> than an archiver like tar or dar.
> >
> > Have you looked at making lvm snapshots and dumping those?
> LVM snapshots are not usably at the moment: for kernel 2.4 they work with
> a kernel patch only, and for kernel 2.6 they are marked as experimental
> which is confirmed by my experiences (kernel-panics on creation and manual
> cleanup required).

FC2 has kernel 2.6 but doesn't have snapshot support.

FC3 has snapshot support, I've just been using it and it works for me.  Can 
you file bug reports about any LVM oops you can get with a Fedora kernel?

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