Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
You can use GNUTAR instead of DUMP for the program field in your amanda.conf. That works for backing up my drbd partitions. I explicitly tell Amanda to back up the same mount point on both servers where the drbd partition mounts. It will only back up the primary server's copy of the data but that's all I need. For what it's worth Linus himself has come out against using dump/restore. He claims it's unreliable and the better option is to use tar/cpio. My first backups were done with dump/restore and can understand why you would want to use it, but on Linux with Amanda gnutar is the better answer. http://lwn.net/2001/0503/a/lt-dump.php3 Brandon Poyner Network Engineer III CCAC - College Office 412-237-3086 -----Original Message----- From: drbd-user-bounces at linbit.com [mailto:drbd-user-bounces at linbit.com] On Behalf Of Kee Gohil Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 7:18 AM To: drbd-user at linbit.com Subject: RE: [DRBD-user] Amanda remote backup Yes - It has the same permissions as /var (for example). /var works fine. Amanda uses "dump" to backup the partitions. The man page for dump says "...either a mountpoint of a filesystem or a list of files and directories to be backed up as a subset of a filesystem. In the former case, either the path to a mounted filesystem or the device of an unmounted filesystem can be used." Because /home is mounted I have to use /home as the dump source. I could try and use /dev/sda8 but that sounds a little scary as it would be bypassing the /dev/drbd0 device. Kee -----Original Message----- From: Lars Ellenberg [mailto:Lars.Ellenberg at linbit.com] Sent: 26 April 2005 11:00 To: drbd-user at lists.linbit.com Subject: Re: [DRBD-user] Amanda remote backup / 2005-04-26 10:26:55 +0100 \ Kee Gohil: > > > Yes, fs0 is in a primary state. I have no secondary at the moment as > I am waiting it to be delivered. So current state is > > Primary/Unknown > > Is that going to be a problem? no, should just work. may be not drbd related. (has amada user permissino to access /home?) Lars _______________________________________________ drbd-user mailing list drbd-user at lists.linbit.com http://lists.linbit.com/mailman/listinfo/drbd-user -- This email has been verified as Virus free Virus Protection and more available at http://www.plus.net -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.10.3 - Release Date: 25/04/2005 -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.308 / Virus Database: 266.10.3 - Release Date: 25/04/2005 _______________________________________________ drbd-user mailing list drbd-user at lists.linbit.com http://lists.linbit.com/mailman/listinfo/drbd-user