Backup images of a live file system using LVM snapshots and partimage seem like an obvious application. I know that to do this imaging and restore with dd is possible and reasonably tested and documented around the net. Upon initial investigation seemed to me that partimage was a friendlier tool than dd. However I can see no references to people using partimage on lvm snapshots for an imaging/disaster recovery scenario. I thought before I wasted a lot of time testing I would ask if partimage worked on these snapshot volumes.
For reference the way one would do it with dd (a little verbose I realize):
PS. Partimage development seems a little quite right now. Is that because it "just works" or because it is slowly getting abandoned?
If you have a question about a file system (for example xfs, reiserfs, ...)
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