On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 10:59:27AM -0400, Mark B. wrote: > If I dump on amd64 should I be able to > extract files from the dump on i386?
Yes. > If so, should it be possible to restore a > FreeBSD amd64 dump on OpenBSD i386? Probably. OpenBSD 4.2 supports UFS2. > Note there is ticket that may be related: > > bin/67723: > > restore(8) FreeBSD 5.x restore cannot handle > other platforms/Linux(extfs)-dumps anymore > > ref: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=67723&cat= This should be closed unless it is still reproducable on 6.x or 7.x. The release mentioned is ancient. > I thought the dump file format was sacrosanct. > Has there been heresy here? The BSDs all use variants of UFS, and dump/restore understand UFS1 & 2. The EXT2FS in use on Linux is a different animal altogether. I'm surprised that it ever worked. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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