On Fri, Jun 11, 2004 at 01:56:12PM +0200, Olivier Berger wrote:
> I'm using faubakup for a daily backup of large partitions containing
> over 100000 files.
> I understand that there is a directory ..inodes that gets created that
> will hold informations on backups... which tends to fill my inode table
> on the ext3 partition where I save the backups.
well, the directory only contains hardlinks to the files that are
contained in the backup. So these inodes will be shared and the
only new inodes are those that are needed for the directories.
Perhaps you should try playing with the -i parameter of mke2fs
if you have problems with your backup.
But choosing a file system without an inode limit may indeed be better.
Good luck for your backups! :)