Subject: Re: dump(8) behaviour
To: None <>
From: Chapman Flack <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/07/2004 15:38:34
>      The fss(4) driver is experimental.  Be sure you have a backup before you
>      use it.
> Kinda defeats the purpose, doesn't it?

Well, so dump should *support* dumping from a snapshot.  It shouldn't forbid
you making a nice, ordinary, rock-solid single-user verified known-to-be good
backup first, and *then* doing later dumps from snapshots, if you're willing
to accept the risk that something might possibly go wrong and you'd have to
restore from an earlier non-fss dump.

Ideally, fss won't be experimental forever. :)