On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 03:57:53PM -0400, James Smallacombe wrote: > On Tue, 24 Oct 2006, Jerry McAllister wrote: > > > > True, but I think the poster was suggesting that dump/restore is > > a better way than using tar. > > I'm not as familiar with BSD dump...does it compress well? Also, what's this? > > su-2.05b# dump -0L -f ns1.usr.dump /usr > DUMP: Date of this level 0 dump: Tue Oct 24 15:52:01 2006 > DUMP: Date of last level 0 dump: the epoch > DUMP: Dumping snapshot of /dev/da0s1d (/usr) to ns1.usr.dump > DUMP: mapping (Pass I) [regular files] > DUMP: mapping (Pass II) [directories] > DUMP: estimated 3077070 tape blocks on 79.03 tape(s). > DUMP: dumping (Pass III) [directories] > DUMP: Closing ns1.usr.dump > DUMP: Change Volumes: Mount volume #2 > DUMP: Is the new volume mounted and ready to go?: ("yes" or "no") yes > DUMP: Volume 2 begins with blocks from inode 149561 > DUMP: Closing ns1.usr.dump > DUMP: Change Volumes: Mount volume #3 > DUMP: Is the new volume mounted and ready to go?: ("yes" or "no") > > What volume? The one I'm dumping? If so, why does it keep asking whether > it's mounted? What are all these different volume numbers? I just want to > dump /usr to one file, compressing and preserving permissions and symlinks as > much as possible, so I can restore it to a new server.
It is asking for the next "tape". You apparently left off the 's' flag which you want to use when you write to a file. Otherwise it assumes you are writing to a tape type of media and it tries to guess how big the tape is based on other values you might give it - but if you don't tell it anything, it uses very old very small values for media size. So, anyway, you need the 'a' flag for dumps to a file. ////jerry > > James Smallacombe Internet Access for The Delaware > [EMAIL PROTECTED] Valley in PA, NJ and DE > PlantageNet Internet Ltd. http://www.pil.net > ========================================================================= > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"