On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:06:25AM -0800, per...@pluto.rain.com wrote:
> > > is there anything specific I should look at for switches or
> > > just dump /dev/ad2s1 | restore?
> > Use: dump 0af - | restore -rf -
> It would be advisable to read the dump and restore manpages first.
> In 6.1, and I suspect still in 6.2, "restore -r" should be used only
> when restoring onto an empty filesystem or loading an incremental on
> top of such a full restore. If the destination (current directory)
> is not the root of an empty filesystem, you want "restore -x" or
> "restore -i" instead.
I think he was talking about a full filesystem restore in which
case 'restore -rf' would be correct.
The man page actually is a tiny bit misleading on the -r.
You can use it to restore the whole filesystem in any dedicated space
including any directory. But with -r you just cannot specify which part
of the filesystem you want to restore, such as a particular directory
or file. For that you will need -xf which will work for a full filesystem
too in most cases.
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