Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1258189
RFE: feature from ext4 dump
Last modified: 2015-08-31 09:07:38 EDT
Request for Enhanmcement:
I am coming from the community: Scientific Linux 7.1
I am now on the XFS file system and have switched over from ext's dump. I am regretting the loss of two of my favorite featue from dump:
1) would you consider allow me to back up a directory that is not a mount point?
2) would you consider compression?
$ rpm -qa xfsdump
1) use the "-s pathname" option - "Restricts the dump to files contained in the specified pathnames (subtrees)." - see xfsdump(8)
2) xfsdump output can be streamed to a stdout and compressed via a pipe.