Subject: Re: Amanda backups: gtar or dump?
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Ask Dr. Stupid <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/28/1998 19:57:33
There _is_ a -v option to dump which means to re-read the tape and compare
the contents to those on disk; this only works well with quiescent backups,

We take an interesting approach:  We'll do a level zero while the system is
up, then take it down to single-user mode a day later and do a level one.
Sorry if it's not what you're looking for.

Just because memory, disk and cpu speed are cheap is no excuse for
shoddy programming.