Subject: Re: Amanda backups: gtar or dump?
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From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
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 <> 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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