Subject Re: Live backup firebird database using LVM
Author Christian

This bug means that forced writes doesn't work in LVM partitions at all, or the problem is only for snapshots?
If the first is true, is very serious because today most servers use LVM partitions by default.


--- In, "Rick Debay" <rdebay@...> wrote:
> Write barriers are not supported in LVM until kernel 2.6.29. There is a
> claim of a bug in the implementation, I don't know if it got fixed in
> the next release.
> So don't depend on your data forced to disk if you're using LVM and
> kernel 2.6.29 or earlier.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Christian
> Sent: Friday, March 19, 2010 9:00 AM
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> Subject: [firebird-support] Live backup firebird database using LVM
> I need to hot backup large Firebird databases to other physical
> locations.
> This databases are in LVM partitions.
> It's safe to snapshot the filesystem and copy the file database (from
> the snapshot of course) to the other location using rsync?
> There are any risk to get a corrupted database?
> Regards
> Christian
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