On Tue, 25 May 2004 00:53:26 +0200, Joachim Dagerot wrote: > The man page for dump states this: > > [....] > -B records > The number of kilobytes per output volume, except that if it is not an > integer multiple of the output block size, the command uses the next > smaller such multiple. This option overrides the calculation of tape > size based on length and density. > [....] > > So I thougth this line should create a bunch of 35mb files. But it did > not. Any thouts on this? > >>dump -0 -L -a -B 35000 -f /HEMMET2/External_HD/freebsd_usr.dump > /dev/ad0s1f
It also states: -a ``auto-size''. Bypass all tape length considerations, and enforce writing until an end-of-media indication is returned. This fits best for most modern tape drives. Use of this option is particularly recommended when appending to an existing tape, or using a tape drive with hardware compression (where you can never be sure about the compression ratio). So I'd try without the -a ;) qvb -- pica _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"