--- On Mon, 9/7/09, jaymax <jayma...@gmail.com> wrote:

>From: jaymax <jayma...@gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: Inconsistency in root partition size
>To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
>Date: Monday, September 7, 2009, 7:06 PM
>Mel Flynn-2 wrote:
>> On Monday 07 September 2009 20:54:51 jaymax wrote:
>Thanks, will do a new dump, one question - how can one determine that the
>dumpfile produced is good?

I've always found a test restore works wonders for the peace of my mind.

Two types:

cd <dest dir>

restore -Nrf <backupfilename>

To test that it all "appears" it ought to restore.  Then, 

cd <dest dir>

restore -if <backupfilename> 

To confirm a few files restore properly completely.

YMMV, and obviously check man restore!


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