On Thursday 15 March 2007 13:57, Bram Schoenmakers wrote: > I'm using dump(8) for backing up a FreeBSD 4.10 server. In order to > decrease the resulting file size, I flagged some directories like > /usr/ports and /usr/src with 'nodump'. I adjusted the dump level 0 script > to have -h 0, so that worked fine. The other scripts for dumps >0 do not > have a -h flag set, because -h 1 is default. > > The problem is that new files appearing in the /usr/ports tree (daily > portsnap cron) do not have the 'nodump' flag set. But despite the 'nodump' > flag on the /usr/ports directory, the new files in the tree are still > dumped. > > I understood that dump does not enter directories with 'nodump' flag set, > so it shouldn't see the new files inside, right? Or is this behavior > implemented in a newer version than FreeBSD 4.10? I have scanned the CVS > logs for dump, but couldn't find anything relevant.
Read the dump manpage more carefully, and pay particular attention to the -h flag. You probably want '-h0'. JN _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"