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ufsdump won't work for a VxFS filesystem, however you should be able to use vxfsdump .
Flar should work as well, since it uses cpio and don't care about the underlying filesystem.
Thinking about it, i don't remember if the VxFS dump command is 'vxfsdump' or 'vxdump'.. one of them should work though.
Thank you for your answers
Here is the vfstab listing
root@hel-ais1 # egrep -v '^#|^$' /etc/vfstab
fd - /dev/fd fd - no -
/proc - /proc proc - no -
/dev/vx/dsk/swapvol - - swap - no -
/dev/vx/dsk/rootvol /dev/vx/rdsk/rootvol / ufs 1 no nologging
/dev/vx/dsk/var /dev/vx/rdsk/var /var ufs 1 no nologging
swap - /tmp tmpfs - yes -
/dev/vx/dsk/node@1 /dev/vx/rdsk/node@1 /global/.devices/node@1 ufs 2 no global
/dev/vx/dsk/stor_dg/stor_vol /dev/vx/rdsk/stor_dg/stor_vol /mnt/u10 ufs 2 no logging
/dev/vx/dsk/storip_dg/storp_vol /dev/vx/rdsk/storip_dg/storp_vol /mnt/u20 ufs 2 no logging
/dev/vx/dsk/stor2_dg/stor2_vol /dev/vx/rdsk/stor2_dg/stor2_vol /mnt/u30 ufs 2 no logging
I notice that there are vx-type devices that have ufs filesystem.
Does this mean that I can I take proper backups using ufsdump?
Edited by: IOANNIS on Dec 6, 2010 1:40 AM
Yes, you can use ufsdump on those.1 person found this helpful
I take care of a production Solairs 9 and Cluster 3.1 setup, and for the local backups I have a script that uses gtar, gunzip and dd for this task. Use the GNU versions of these in /usr/sfw/bin, or get them from sunfreeware.com and use that. Once it is done, the script sends me an email. I make sure things like etc, usr, var and all those favorite directories get backed up, every day at 2 AM thanks to cron.