[issue2123] hammer is losing files
ralf at systemexit.de
Tue Aug 30 12:51:37 PDT 2011
Matthew Dillon <dillon at apollo.backplane.com> writes:
> It could have caught the rsync in the middle, though it isn't supposed
> to break inode<->file linkages. rsync might be re-creating the hardlinks
> on every pass.
rsync is running right before the snapshots are being created, so rsync
itself had already exited (however it didn't sync or sleep in betweeen)
> Are the other snapshots ok?
they are fine.
> The most reliable way is to create a manual snapshot as part of your
> rsync script so the snapshot occurs on a quiescent filesystem. Something
> like this:
> do rsync stuff
> sync; sleep 5; sync; sleep 5; sync; sleep 5
> hammer snapshot /backup/sync /var/hammer/backup/sync "rsync snapshot"
I do that now and will watch for similar problems.
Thanks for your help.
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