Subject: Re: dump(8) behaviour
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: current-users
Date: 10/07/2004 20:27:39
At 19:59 Uhr +0200 7.10.2004, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
>On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 08:03:55AM +0200, Tom Ivar Helbekkmo wrote:
>> Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE> writes:
>> > Yep. I used to see this pretty often in amanda backup logs on 1.6.x
>> > and 1.6A..Z. It has become less frequent with 2.0, but still occurs
>> > occasionally.
>> That's my experience, too.  Furthermore, it never happens on small
>> file systems; the chance of dump hanging increases with fs size.
>Could it be an issue with metadata being changed on the filesystem under
>dump's feets ? With amanda dumps may run a bit slower (because he runs
>several in parallel), and so such a race condition is more likely to happen.

Not too likely. As for Tom, my Amanda's dump seems to hang on the biggest
(server) partitions. And that is a data partition (NetBSD source and other
stuff) that is idle at night.

I do not recall it hanging on /var.


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