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raw FS

Hi admins,

I want to reboot my server,which consists raw files under /dev/vg_rac.Should i take any precautions for these before going to reboot.

Quick response is highly appreciated..

Bill Hassell
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Re: raw FS

> raw FS

There really isn't anything like that. Every logical volume starts as a raw device. You might use it as a swap area, or run newfs to create a filesystem in it, or it might be used by a database such as Sybase, Informix or Oracle as a raw partition. So when you reboot, you MUST shutdown any processes that use this area. If you randomly kill any of those processes, especially kill -9, you will likely corrupt the raw volume.

And you'll need a good raw volume backup program so you can restore the volume when it is corrupted or destroyed.

Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Kranti Mahmud
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