[Beowulf] OS for 64 bit AMD

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pathscale.com
Sun Apr 3 23:31:56 EDT 2005




On Fri, Apr 01, 2005 at 09:46:59PM -0800, David Kewley wrote:

> You say xfsdump works, as if regular dump doesn't.  Dump *does* work.  What is 
> so much better about xfsdump?

Unix dump has *never* worked on live filesystems. In 1995 I went and
read a whole bunch of Solaris backup tapes; about 10% of the
filesystem dumps were corrupted. I believe Linux's dump is similar to
Solaris' in this regard.

-- greg

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