[linux-lvm] online resize

Jan-Benedict Glaw jbglaw at lug-owl.de
Mon Mar 27 07:28:26 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-03-26 23:50:53 -0600, Zac Slade <krakrjak at volumehost.net> wrote:
> >   * Do you have a script(1) log of the whole session? (You'd probably
> >     have this started as a last resort log then you started the
> >     fsck'ing after the resize.)
> No.  The session was not run through script(1).

That's something I learned the hard way, too. Though that was not a
Linux session.

> >   * These nonsensical names you refer to are the file's inode numbers,
> >     in decimal. For mission-critical systems, it's wise to regularly
> >     get inode listings with filenames. Did you compare those inode
> >     numbers with your backups?
> I know they are inode numbers, but they don't help you much in that situation.  
> You think people keep inode listings with backups?  What a perfect world you 
> live in.  I think it's not superflous information, but it is not a part of 
> your average backup.  As a matter of fact I've not incountered a system that 
> does this.  Sure you can do this on your own and it sort of makes sense.  
> This just seems like a strange suggestion to me.

inode/filename listings are rarely heared of, but I have them at my
hands for the backups I drive. Learned that the hard way, too...
Again, not on a Linux box.

> >   * Did you prepare an image-backup of your 1GB container beforehand?
> >     Helps for easy recovery as well as error reproduction (esp.
> >     because 1GB isn't all that hard to store on one CD when there's
> >     plenty of free space, which can be made to compress very well.)
> I did restore the data eventually.  I apologize if that was not clear.  I was 
> frustrated that the tool did not perform as expected and it is something I 
> should have followed up on with a bug report.  I should go back and do some 
> experimenting with the current e2fsprogs and see if they behave better now.

So at least you had no data loss. That's most important.


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