I have a CentOS 7 system where the root file system is XFS (created with
ftype=0, the default CentOS setting at the time the system was installed). Unfortunately, the Docker
overlay2 storage driver requires that file system to have been created with
So now I'd like to recreate the root FS with
ftype=1. I was thinking of doing that as follows:
- Boot into a rescue image of some sort.
xfsdumpthe root FS to a remote location.
- Recreate the root FS with
xfsrestorethe root FS from the remote dump.
One thing I'm not sure about, though, is whether the
xfsdump output carries anything related to the
ftype setting. That is, would there be any issues doing the
xfsrestore onto an XFS file system with a different
Or is there a better approach to solving this specific problem (that doesn't involve reinstalling the whole system, repartitioning, etc.)?