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4.10. Suspending Activity on a File System

You can suspend write activity to a file system by using the gfs2_tool freeze command. Suspending write activity allows hardware-based device snapshots to be used to capture the file system in a consistent state. The gfs2_tool unfreeze command ends the suspension.

Usage

Start Suspension
gfs2_tool freeze MountPoint
End Suspension
gfs2_tool unfreeze MountPoint
MountPoint
Specifies the file system.

Examples

This example suspends writes to file system /mygfs2.
gfs2_tool freeze /mygfs2
This example ends suspension of writes to file system /mygfs2.
gfs2_tool unfreeze /mygfs2