On Wed, 30 Sep 2009, Polytropon wrote:

On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 22:48:30 -0400, PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca> wrote:
Duh.... I think I see where this is leading... I'm pretty sure it was
issued from / which makes it redundant, right? I should have issued it
from somewhere else, like from home, usr or whatever but not from / as
that is what I was trying to dump.... :-[

The working directory does only matter to the restore command.
The dump command just cares for the partition name. In order
to find out what partition corresponds with which subtree,
check /etc/fstab or run the

        # mount
        /dev/ad0s1a on / (ufs, local)
        /dev/ad0s1d on /tmp (ufs, local, soft-updates)
        /dev/ad0s1e on /var (ufs, local, soft-updates)
        /dev/ad0s1f on /usr (ufs, local, soft-updates)
        /dev/ad0s1g on /export/home (ufs, local, soft-updates)

command, as in the example above.

Why make it harder than it needs to be? Call it / or /var or /usr instead of /dev/ad0s1whatever. dump will handle it. It's built for that. If it's a live filesystem, add -L.


-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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