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Tue Aug 30 23:21:31 GMT 2005
On 8/30/05, Brian McCann <bjmccann at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all...I'm having a problem using snapshots...which I discovered
> when I tried a system backup using dump. I've got a 283Gb partition,
> and the system was trying to create the snapshot for > 12 hours. I'm
> on 5.4-RELEASE. Should this be taking this long? My gut tells me
> no...cause it'd be foolish if it did. Any ideas/suggestions?
No, it shouldn't. It appears that there is some problem with the
snapshot process on large filesystems in 5.4-RELEASE and perhaps
others, but I don't know how aggressively it is being investigated, or
whether a solution has already been found.
There have been several posts about this in the past month or two, if
you search the archives you might find better information about it. I
remember there was conjecture about the possible cause (e.g.
insufficient temporary storage space for the inode list), but I don't
remember if this led to a workable solution.
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