Subject: Re: missing dump switch
To: Michael Roark <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/02/2000 20:40:28
On Wed, Aug 02, 2000 at 11:01:23AM -0400, Michael Roark wrote:
> I recently installed 1.4.2 in a Alphaserver 400. I had been running a 
> different *BSD, but decided to switch. I sat down to put my nightly back up 
> script into cron and discovered that the version of dump installed does not 
> support the -a (auto-size) switch that enforce writing until an 
> end-of-media indication is returned. It has been so long since I have had 
> to put specifics into the dump script that I have forgotten how to arrive 
> at the capacity.
> Is there a reason that dump in 1.4.2 doesn't support -a?

Just because noone has bothered to implement this yet for NetBSD.

Manuel Bouyer <>