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.
POSSIBLY you should but -h 0 always. but it's just a guess.
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.
at least in FreeBSD 6.2 there is no such problems. i dump my machine to
tape drive using this flags and works as expected. i flag with nodump
/usr/ports /usr/src/sys/i386/compile/* /tmp /var/spool/squid/* etc..
something isn't going up as it should. i use dump and chflags nodump and
it works as expected and as manual says
One 'hack' is to run a script prior to the dump to recursively set
all 'nodump' flags where appropriate, but I'm hoping that someone can
enlighten me what is going on.
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