A difficult filesystem

David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk
Wed Jun 20 23:50:13 BST 2007

Andy Armstrong wrote:
> On 20 Jun 2007, at 14:50, David Cantrell wrote:
>> rsync -H is a notorious memory-hog.  However, if you're brave enough to
>> upgrade to rsync 3, then rsync eats far less memory.  No idea if that
>> still holds for -H, but it's worth trying.  What else did you try?
> Just some random rsync. I'll try the latest, thanks.

rsync 3 is still under development.  The protocol keeps changing.  It's
only available by checking it out of CVS.

>> The obvious choice is dump/restore if the two FSes are the same type.
> I'd forgotten that was possible...

It's not encouraged under Linux (which is what I think you said you were
using?) because Linus doesn't like it.  You should unmount the fs you're
dumping to get around the bugs that were introduced in kernel 2.4.

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