Subject: Re: Questions regarding dump
To: Matthew Jacob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Grey Wolf <greywolf@siteROCK.com>
Date: 07/19/2000 15:54:30
On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Matthew Jacob wrote:
# What's wrong with:
# for fs in / /var /usr ; do
# dump 0usdf 6000 54000 /dev/nrst0 $fs || exit $?
# dump 0usdf 6000 54000 /dev/erst0 /export
# exit $?
"I shouldn't have to do this."
# > It should rewind/eject the medium if it hits EOT, otherwise it should
# > stay put.
# No, no, no, no! You can't know whether it's in a changer and that this action
# could really bork the changer (like the ADIC VLS DDS units). I don't even like
# the erstX variant. Tape ejection should always be a separate command.
Nononono, you misunderstand. Don't put it in the driver. Put it as an
action inside of dump.
# If you want this, don't ask the tape driver to do this. Add a flag to dump
# (here I am being counter to our other mail thread) to use mtio ioctls to do
# what you want.
That was what I was looking for, there we go.
I'm trying to get that to work but it doesn't want to take for some
# Don't get a DDS2 (I'm really finding that they wear out far too soon).
Thanks for the pointer.
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