Created attachment 1683714 [details]
in the log we see that XFSDUMP is defined but not DUMP
Description of problem:
amanda rundump mistakes ext4 filesystem for an xfs filesystem, so it try to dump an ext4 filesystem with xfsdump and fail.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Just tried once for my scheduled weekly backup
Steps to Reproduce:
localhost /boot FAILED
localhost /dev/mapper/fedora_zebryon-root FAILED
localhost /home 1 4758072 2751387 57.8 4:03 11336.8 0:46 59812.8
localhost /boot 0 219823 193290 87.9 1:04 3029.9 0:00 1932900.0
localhost /dev/mapper/fedora_zebryon-root 1 6538066 2144414 32.8 2:28 14440.6 0:20 107220.7
localhost /home 1 4310088 2458804 57.0 4:16 9606.9 0:45 54640.1
I already had this issue when I was making my own compilation of the program a long time ago and this was due to the fact that the dump program was not installed prior to the compilation. This is probably the case for this issue.
I just ran into this myself when upgrading to Fedora 32, but on investigation it appears to be deliberate. The most recent RPM changelog entry for the Fedora 32 RPM says:
* Mon Feb 17 2020 Václav Doležal <vdolezal> - 3.5.1-23
- Drop support for 'dump' backend.
I wish there was some explanation of this change. Unfortunately the Fedora src git repo commit is equally uninformative, but makes it clear that older versions of the amanda packages did specifically require 'dump' when built. The commit is:
The issue is simply that good old "dump" is supposed to be going away and this commit was simply preparing for the inevitable. At least that's what I was told. However, as far as I can tell, the dump package was not retired and in fact has received cleanups. Upstream dump hasn't done much for years but I don't know if that's because nobody cares or because nothing needs to change.
Let's see if vdolezal has anything to add.
unfortunately, Vaclav is on longer sickness leave so I am stepping up again instead of him.
AFAIK, dump should be retired in future, but the definition of future is quite foggy. See .
So from my POV, this change will be necessary, but has been made too early, so probably it would be good to restore this functionality, until the dump destiny in Fedora is clear.
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