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SubjectRe: Moving ext3 journal file
Andreas Dilger wrote:

>
> Actually, unless users are actively trying to shoot themselves in the
> foot, none of this really matters. However, now that ext3 is in the
> mainline, the number of users playing with guns has increased a large
> amount, it seems, by the number of such reports on ext3-users.
>
> Because .journal is created as immutable, even if it was backed up and
> tried to be restored, it would be impossible to write to. For the
> "accursed" ext2 dump, it recognizes the "nodump" flag, but also knows
> enough not to back up the journal file. Sadly, neither cpio or tar
> know about ext2 attributes.
>


Nor scp, nor rsync, nor find, nor...

-hpa


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