[TriLUG] Anyone here know much about kernel programming?
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Mon Jul 11 15:42:20 EDT 2011
I'm using btrfs on this machine, and I definitely caution against it for
the time being. The performance is amazing (I have compress=lzo
on), but the frequency of fatal bugs is way too high right now.
Acronis backup and recovery workstation for Linux will do live whole-
disk backups, but it does require kernel modules, and the most recent
kernel it will build on is 2.6.29...or 2.6.31, somewhere in there. It's also
There is a non-fuse based zfs project for linux, but last I saw it wasn't
very far along.
On Monday, July 11, 2011 06:40:19 PM Len Boyle wrote:
> No matter what the filesystem one does have to worry about open
files and a
> consistent view of data. The application can have data in memory
> only writes to disk at app shutdown time. Sometimes this may
> working with multiple apps across multiple systems.
Some apps have a
> command to generate a consistent view on disk. Some apps have
a command to
> generate a backup stream of data.
> For example Oracle Rman command.
> If you were using Solaris or Freebsd you could look at zfs. I am not
> Open Solaris is still an option. One group did fork off a copy.
> There is also Oracle's btrfs. See
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> Of Igor Partola
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> If I understand correctly, you still would need to deal with the
> applications that are using the file system, at least on some level.
> all the applications involved only use atomic transactions on the file
> system (which is pretty rare, from what I've seen), getting a
> snapshot will always involve shutting down/pausing some of the
> first, then taking the snapshot (through whatever means necessary)
> starting the applications back up. I think from this point of view LVM
> pretty good since it only takes a few moments to create the
> could also look at rdiff and rdiff-backup for more ad-hoc setups
> speed is not as much of an issue.
> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 2:10 PM, Paul Bennett
> <paul.w.bennett at gmail.com>wrote:
> > On Mon, 11 Jul 2011 13:57:36 -0400, Cristóbal Palmer
> > <cmp at cmpalmer.org>
> > wrote:
> > If you are using LVM, as you should be, it is pretty simple:
> >> http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-
> >> rg/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/snapshots_backup.html>
> > There's a number of different systems in play here. I'm not the
> > sysadmin for them (thank the maker), but there are some cases
> > have to (e.g.) take down one half of a two-node cluster for a few
> > seconds in order to make a consistent backup of the data.
> > I'm looking for a kind of "One Ring" solution that can be dropped in
> > place for situations like this, where for whatever reason the
> > is adminsitered in such a way as to make LVM and CLVM
> > tedious or difficult or annoying or something.
> > Thanks,
> > --
> > Paul
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