Disk Partition


You say that "If you've used fdisk on your images to create partitions … we won't be able to back up the data"

So, since my setup has a /home partiton mounted as another image I'm not able to use this backup feature? Is that?

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It depends. If it's formatted as ext3 or ext2, you can still back it up.

ext4 may also be available in a few days.

You only created another disk image so you're fine.


If you have several linode images mounted at different points I think you are OK.

I think what he was referring to is if you have ONE linode image that you used fdisk to partition within your linode, then you won't be able to use the backup feature.


I just have:

/ -> Default image

Swap -> Default Image

/home -> New mounted Image

Here is fstab:

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

/dev/xvda / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1

/dev/xvdb none swap sw 0 0

/dev/xvdc /home ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 2

You should be fine with that setup. You would be worried if you had /dev/xvda1 and /dev/xvda2 in your fstab.


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