[linux-lvm] online resize
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
> > * 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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