8.6. Suspending an XFS File System
xfs_freeze. Suspending write activity allows hardware-based device snapshots to be used to capture the file system in a consistent state.
xfs_freezeutility is provided by the
xfsprogspackage, which is only available on x86_64.
xfs_freeze -f /mount/point
xfs_freeze -u /mount/point
xfs_freezeto suspend the file system first. Rather, the LVM management tools will automatically suspend the XFS file system before taking the snapshot.
xfs_freezeutility can also be used to freeze or unfreeze an ext3, ext4, GFS2, XFS, and BTRFS, file system. The syntax for doing so is the same.