Subject: Re: Amanda backups: gtar or dump?
To: Head Anarchy Conquest Knight Esquire of the Realm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
Date: 10/28/1998 09:04:46
On Wed, 28 Oct 1998, Head Anarchy Conquest Knight Esquire of the Realm wrote:
> The problem with that, and this is actually one of dump's major
> selling points, is that dump prepends a table of contents to the
> beginning of the dump.
That's fine; I would be quite happy with an appended list of
checksums. I have no objection to re-reading the entire set of
tapes for a verify; in fact, that's exactly what I want to do.
A backup that you're not sure is readable is not much more comforting
than no backup at all.
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