----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2003 4:52 PM
Subject: System Backup help.

> I have been running BSD for a week or so now.  I have everything setup
> just right, Webmail, DNS, IMAP, Webserver, etc....
> I just install a DDS-2 tape drive, I have been reading about using dump
> for backing up filesystems.  How can I use dump to backup the entire
> drive?  If I try using:
> dump 0 -A ad0
> it fails.. do I have to run dump on each slice?  I plan on setting up a
> chron job that runs every night to do a incremental backup, then a full
> backup at the end of the week.

I realize that a lot of folks prefer dump / restore for system backups,
however, to dump to tape, I would recommend using tar since that's what it
does best. As long as the system sees the tape drive, tar -c / dumps
everything to the tape drive.


Micheal Patterson
Network Administration
Cancer Care Network

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