Can't copy mounted partition

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Can't copy mounted partition

Post by ifrflyer » Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:01 pm

Is it true that I cannot create an image of a mounted partition? I ask because I have many things happening on the server, and to umount a partition is something of a drama to other network users.

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Post by fdupoux » Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:03 am

If you do so, you have to mount the partition read only:

mount -o remount,ro /mnt ; sync

and the, save the partition. It should be safe.

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