Subject: Re: Amanda backups: gtar or dump?
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael C. Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 10/28/1998 22:29:01
>>>>> "Greg" == Greg A Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Greg> Well, if all you want to do is ensure the data can be read successfully
Greg> off the tape then dd is sufficient for testing, and can be faster.
I disagree. I did use dd last time. It fails to identify the case that
the dump ran out of tape, and just aborted rather than notice this case.
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