Subject: Re: Amanda backups: gtar or dump?
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From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 10/28/1998 23:49:20
[ On Wed, October 28, 1998 at 22:29:01 (-0500), Michael C. Richardson wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Amanda backups: gtar or dump?
> >>>>> "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.
Oops. Yes, that's right. I don't normally think about the case where
dump aborts because I generally catch that error far before it comes
time to verify that the tape can be read....
Greg A. Woods
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