Subject: Re: Amanda backups: gtar or dump?
To: None <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/29/1998 16:54:41
>Trying to read the last file of a dump is not likely to verify the
>consistency of the dump.  Only a full restore would do that.

How about a null_fs (as in /dev/null fs) that you
can mount and restore the backup to.  All fs operations would
be checked but nothing would ever hit  a disk.