dump -L

Victor Sudakov vas at mpeks.tomsk.su
Tue Jul 24 15:52:20 UTC 2007

cpghost wrote:
> > 
> > I always use "dump -L" to dump a live filesystem.
> > However, when I restore the dump, I sometimes get messages like 
> > "foo.txt (inode 12345) not found on tape" or
> > "expected next file 12345, got 23456" 
> I'm seeing this too. It's always exactly one inode per file system.

You are probably talking about "expected next file 12345, got 23456".
It seems harmless.

But I am more worried about "foo.txt (inode 12345) not found on tape".
Indeed, some files fail to get into the dump.

> > I thought this should _never_ happen when dumping a snapshot.
> > 
> > What is it?
> I don't know. Perhaps it is the inode of the snapshot file
> itself?

"find -inum" does not support this assumtion.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at sibptus.tomsk.ru

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