OT: Linux EXT4 dump/restore equivalent?

Vincent Hoffman vince at unsane.co.uk
Thu Jun 28 19:59:59 UTC 2012

We use dump to backup ext4 filesystems on linux (Centos6) at work

>From the linux dump changelog
Changes between versions 0.4b41 and 0.4b42 (released June 18, 2009)
18. Add (preliminary) ext4 support - thanks to libext2fs which does
all the job for us. Thanks to Gertjan van Wingerde
<gwingerde [at] gmail> for the patch.

Without wishing to bash Linux (I wouldnt be in my job without it,) its
man pages are really not very up to date, as the manpage for dump fails
to mention this.
Centos 6 dump version is
dump 0.4b42 (using libext2fs 1.41.12 of 17-May-2010)

I havent used slackware in many years but it used to be my distro of
choice until I moved to FreeBSD.

Hope this helps,

On 28/06/2012 20:02, Chris Maness wrote:
> Is there an equivalent dump/restore ap for a Linux ext4 file system?
> I am running the latest Slackware, and I would like to make backups
> like I do for my FreeBSD box.
> Thanks,
> Chris Maness
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