I use the following flags to create a level 0 dump: dump 0ufaL /home/backups/backup /dev/DISKPARTITION
The dump appears to run just fine. /home/backups/backup is a pipe to a remote system that fills a regular file from the pipe. Everything seems to run well at the time and the dump file has gigabytes of data in it. I can restore many files from it and all seems well. Today, I practiced restoring a whole system from one of these dumps and used the following command: restore -u -fx FILENAME It prompted for the volume number which is 1 (100% of the dump) and then I entered none when prompted for the next volume. That was about an hour ago and it is still spewing out the names of thousands of files, many of them OS-related such as /usr/src/xx which were not being modified or created at the time so if any files should be there, these should. Any idea as to what I did wrong? At this point, it is not certain whether the dump is bad or the restore is bad, but it isn't exactly confidence-en spiring if the system in question was to melt. No file systems filled up and the pipe isn't taken down until the dump has finished, at least that is what I believe to be the case. Any suggestions are welcome. Actually, for this test, I pretended that a directory on the system called scratch is / so I am just testing the ability to restore what should be everything under / before actually trying this on the real / because after that, you must rebuild the system from CDROM for a proper test. Thank you. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"