>>> as far as i understodd the dameon was NOT down
I tried it both ways.
>> Then what about all the stuff cached in RAM waiting
>> and not yet written to disk?
> exactly this is the problem with making a fs-snapshot
> while mysqld is running - there is no 100% safe way to
> make the snpashot, write-to-disk and perations of the
> daemon atomic
Creating a ZFS snapshot implicitly writes all pending file data to
disk. When the MySQL server was not running, creating a ZFS snapshot
should have created a completely perfect copy of all MySQL files.
I am going to try this again tomorrow: shutting down MySQL completely,
creating a ZFS snapshot, and rsync'ing the snapshot over to the slave
server. I did this once before unsuccessfully, but I'll do it one
more time just to be sure.
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