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From: Zdenek Kabelac <>
To: LVM general discussion and development <>,
	Far Had <>
Subject: Re: [linux-lvm] lvm.conf backup section
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2018 12:33:19 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Dne 01. 12. 18 v 13:44 Far Had napsal(a):
> How does it _make sure_ that I've backup files younger than 10 days old? What 
> if I delete those files?


Archives in /etc/lvm/archive subdirs are not 'a must have' - they are optional 
and purely for admin's pleasure.

So admin can erase them anytime he wants to - but in that case it's probably 
more clever to disable archiving in lvm.conf ;) as archiving eats some CPU...

lvm2 itself does *only* care about metadata stored in the 'metadata' area in 
PV header - where there is also ring-buffer which typically keeps pretty long 
history of all metadata modifications - this buffer has these days ~1MiB in 
size. So unless your metadata are pretty big - the history can be relatively 
easily extracted also out from this place for i.e. recovery purpose.

I must admit I don't understand the  'make sure' part of your question??
Are you aiming at some particular issue ??



  reply	other threads:[~2018-12-03 11:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-28  9:51 [linux-lvm] lvm.conf backup section Far Had
2018-11-28 11:05 ` Zdenek Kabelac
2018-11-28 12:18   ` Far Had
2018-11-28 12:24     ` Zdenek Kabelac
2018-12-01 12:44       ` Far Had
2018-12-03 11:33         ` Zdenek Kabelac [this message]
2018-12-03 12:10           ` Far Had
2018-12-03 14:56             ` Zdenek Kabelac

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