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Mar
26
answered Partitioning Ubuntu and Windows 7 once and for all
Mar
26
comment What is the difference between a symlink and binding with fstab?
You can have a read only bind mount, but symlinks can't change the permissions of the target.
Mar
25
comment Backup of LVM2 logical volume
@GrzegorzWierzowiecki, it's not out of date. Also after splitting like that, since both volumes will have the same UUID, the system won't know which one to mount, so when you reboot the wrong one may be mounted.
Mar
25
comment Backup of LVM2 logical volume
@GrzegorzWierzowiecki, no, it is filesystem level. It opens the block device directly without it being mounted and interprets the filesystem itself to figure out what needs backed up. This allows it to avoid backing up useless free space, and be very fast both at full and incremental backups. Also while you may want to preserve the UUID when restoring the fs, having two volumes online at the same time with the same UUID will confuse the system, which is why you want the backup in an image file not another logical volume.
Mar
23
comment Recovery of data on raid5+lvm reiserfs partition, after raid5 problems
@Bill, it looks like the array was using metadata format 0.90, and that is no longer the default, so you might try what you did before with the two good disks and explicitly specify that metadata format with the 64k chunk size.
Mar
23
comment Backup of LVM2 logical volume
@GrzegorzWierzowiecki, the smart tools are faster since they don't waste time copying all of the free space. You might also look at dump, which is a more proper backup solution that is not only very fast, but capable of incremental backup/restore.
Mar
23
comment Recovery of data on raid5+lvm reiserfs partition, after raid5 problems
@Bill, at this point it is probably time to restore from backup.
Mar
23
comment Exploring RAM contents
Note that pmap formats this information so it is more human readable.
Mar
23
answered Backup of LVM2 logical volume
Mar
23
comment Recovery of data on raid5+lvm reiserfs partition, after raid5 problems
@Bill, yes, just change the order you specify them on the command line.
Mar
22
answered Recovery of data on raid5+lvm reiserfs partition, after raid5 problems
Mar
22
answered What is the smallest LVM2 logical volume unit?
Mar
22
comment Get input from editor (vim/nano/emacs/textmate?)
It is also common to pre populate the file with some comment lines giving instructions.
Mar
17
revised How to create initrd.img from initrd.lz
Corrected juxtaposed 'i'
Mar
17
comment How to create initrd.img from initrd.lz
Do you mean that you want your initrd to NOT be compressed? Why?
Mar
16
revised How can I pass output of one command as an argument to another
added 20 characters in body
Mar
16
comment How can I pass output of one command as an argument to another
Then you can use sed to extract just the line with the '*'.
Mar
16
answered How can I pass output of one command as an argument to another
Mar
16
comment Help me to replace sshfs with ssh?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Mar
16
comment Help me to replace sshfs with ssh?
Try sudo blkid -p /dev/sdb