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Feb
24
comment Which version of kernel/lvm allows for lvreduce of mounted (live) logical disk?
I did not use lvextend, I am using lvreduce - it was mistake in the question, but I corrected that already. So it is mystery, because lvreduce just asks to unmount the disk giving no chance to go around it. I will update the question with the complete communication on terminal.
Feb
22
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Feb
22
comment Which version of kernel/lvm allows for lvreduce of mounted (live) logical disk?
I am aware of the fact, that it can be done in two steps - resizind the fs first and than reducing the logical volume. But the question holds - can it be done on mounted drive. (I know it can, but under which versions).
Feb
22
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Feb
22
comment Which version of kernel/lvm allows for lvreduce of mounted (live) logical disk?
It is asking whether it should umnount the system and when I say now it refuses to continue. If the exact workding is needed I can paste it here.
Feb
22
comment Which version of kernel/lvm allows for lvreduce of mounted (live) logical disk?
Yes it is a mistake in the question, sorry. I made the correction. I also added information about filesystem used (ext3). Thanks.
Feb
22
revised Which version of kernel/lvm allows for lvreduce of mounted (live) logical disk?
editing mistake in the question
Feb
22
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Feb
22
accepted Initial rdiff-backup on slow connection / large data (Could performing an rsync before help?)
Feb
22
asked Which version of kernel/lvm allows for lvreduce of mounted (live) logical disk?
Apr
28
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Apr
28
comment Initial rdiff-backup on slow connection / large data (Could performing an rsync before help?)
@Fox, great thanks
Apr
28
comment Initial rdiff-backup on slow connection / large data (Could performing an rsync before help?)
Thanks for this solution, it obviously has advantage of easy initial setup. I am personally bound to rdiff, but others might find this usefull.
Apr
24
comment Initial rdiff-backup on slow connection / large data (Could performing an rsync before help?)
@Fox Your initial suggestion did not work (reason unknown), but your suggestion in comment (sort of) worked. I got some random deltas on some files but only on few ones, so it works now. Do you want to edit your answer accordingly for future reference or should i do it?
Apr
23
comment Initial rdiff-backup on slow connection / large data (Could performing an rsync before help?)
I am in situation where I have the files in remote (without rdfiff info), so I tried, to rdiff-backup it "locally" on remote from one dir to another (to create rdiff files) and than rdiff backup from local to remote. However it is still restarting and sends all deltas. Somehow the rdiff "restart strategy" is spawned anytime there is slightest suspicion that something is wrong.
Apr
22
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Apr
21
revised Initial rdiff-backup on slow connection / large data (Could performing an rsync before help?)
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Apr
24
comment Initial rdiff-backup on slow connection / large data (Could performing an rsync before help?)
@SmallClanger: If you are right than there is not hope one can "resume" the initial backup in any way :(
Apr
24
comment Initial rdiff-backup on slow connection / large data (Could performing an rsync before help?)
That is a good idea, thanks, however here is what is strange and what happened several times: I started rdiff-backup and it starts getting these deltas. Than as the process is very long it fails in some point (probably network issues), so I delete rdiff-backup-data and try again. And it starts getting these deltas ALL OVER AGAIN, from the first file. Does not it have synchronized the files in the first failed attempt? Or it first gets all deltas and than applies them?