[Lustre-discuss] MDT backup (using tar) taking very long

Frederik Ferner frederik.ferner at diamond.ac.uk
Thu Sep 2 09:35:25 PDT 2010

Bernd Schubert wrote:
> On Thursday, September 02, 2010, Frederik Ferner wrote:
>> we are currently reviewing our backup policy for our Lustre file system
>> as backups of the MDT are taking longer and longer.

> Yes, that is due to the size-on-mds feature, which was introduced into 
>  See bug 
> https://bugzilla.lustre.org/show_bug.cgi?id=21376
> It has a patch, that also got accepted in upstream tar last week. You may find 
> updated RHEL5 tar packages on my home page:

Thanks, I'll give that a go. (Any chance of adding the SRPM to your 
download page?)


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