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Old 07-17-2009, 01:13 AM   #1
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Question Which dump and fsck option to use in a second hard disk?


Hi,

I mounted a second hard drive in my computer as /second_disk.

I edit the /etc/fstab to include this drive and make the mounting permanent.

Which dump and fsck options to use in a second hard disk?

/dev/sdb1 /second_disk ext3 acl,user_xattr ? ?

dump: should i use 0 or 1?

fsck: should i use 0 or 1 or 2?

Thanks!
 
Old 07-17-2009, 07:08 AM   #2
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/..._and_explained though note he switched things: the 6th or last field is the fsck order.
 
Old 07-17-2009, 07:14 AM   #3
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Hi,

Quote:
excerpt from 'man fstab';

The fifth field, (fs_freq), is used for these filesystems by the
dump(8) command to determine which filesystems need to be dumped. If
the fifth field is not present, a value of zero is returned and dump
will assume that the filesystem does not need to be dumped.

The sixth field, (fs_passno), is used by the fsck(8) program to deter-
mine the order in which filesystem checks are done at reboot time. The
root filesystem should be specified with a fs_passno of 1, and other
filesystems should have a fs_passno of 2. Filesystems within a drive
will be checked sequentially, but filesystems on different drives will
be checked at the same time to utilize parallelism available in the
hardware. If the sixth field is not present or zero, a value of zero
is returned and fsck will assume that the filesystem does not need to
be checked.
The fine 'man' is useful!
 
Old 07-17-2009, 11:26 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by unSpawn View Post
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/..._and_explained though note he switched things: the 6th or last field is the fsck order.
Thank you, it's very helpful.
 
Old 07-17-2009, 11:26 AM   #5
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Hi,



The fine 'man' is useful!
Thank you, the explanation is so clear.
 
  


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