[linux-lvm] amanda and lvm

Jesus Manuel NAVARRO LOPEZ jesus_navarro at promofinarsa.es
Tue Dec 4 14:32:01 UTC 2001

Hi, Darin:

Darin Perusich wrote:

> hello,
> is anyone using amanda, www.amanda.org to dump lvm's out there? i'm
> trying to dump a volume and when it gets to the volume it just hangs
> there. the filesystems are reiserfs so i'm using tar to preform the
> dumps. i'm able to successfully dump the other filesystems.
> i've been using amanda to dump volumes created with Sun's Solstice Disk
> Suite. all you need to do is specify the path to the block device, in
> this case i'm using /dev/volume_group/logical_volume. the only
> difference is under solaris you can use ufsdump.

While I don't use LVM on production systems, I did a test run with LVM 
1.0 on a 2.2.19 kernel (a Red Hat 6.2 based box).  I worked just OK 
regarding Amanda.  Indeed, since Amanda is nothing more than a wrapper 
around your current backup tool of choice I would look for:

a/ A config mistake
b/ Some problem with your tool: here I'd look for problems regarding the 
truple LVM/tar/ReiserFS.

Under these asumptions, can you properly tar those volumes undependant 
from Amanda?
jesus_navarro at promofinarsa.es

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