Migrating a file system with minimal downtime

Doug Clements dclements at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 15:45:31 PDT 2007

On 10/30/07, Daniel Eriksson <daniel_k_eriksson at telia.com> wrote:
> I want to migrate a file system containing multiple jails from a small
> drive to a large (RAID-1) array. I want to do this with minimal
> downtime.

I did a migration like this, but instead of dump, I used rdist. Take an
initial snapshot (live) with rdist, then when you're ready to do the final
copy, the offline rdist will run much more quickly, resulting in less
downtime. Replace rdist with rsync if you like.


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