On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 11:35:30AM -0400, Jerry McAllister wrote: > 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? > > > > If so, should it be possible to restore a > > FreeBSD amd64 dump on OpenBSD i386? > > > > 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= > > > > I thought the dump file format was sacrosanct. > > Has there been heresy here? > > I am not sure what the heresy is here, but > dump/restore can be sensitive to OS and OS version. > There are many that it cannot cross, but some it can. > The main thing is to check it before depending on it.
I should add for clarity. So, the conflict would not be the different hardware but differences in OS and filesystem versions. Mostly I have been able to dump on one version of BSD and restore on another, apparently because the filesystems have been sufficiently similar. But, as I said before, Check it before you depend on it. ////jerry > > ////jerry > > > > > > > > Thanks, > > > > m > > > > P.S. Please CC, I'm not subscribed. Thanks. > > _______________________________________________ > > 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]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"