Subject: Re: dump_lfs issue
To: Marcin Michal Jessa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 04/30/2007 21:01:45
On Mon, 30 Apr 2007 22:45:53 +0200
"Marcin Michal Jessa" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi again.
> I ran dump_lfs -0u -f /dev/xbd0i /home/mail
> trying to backup the /dev/xbd0i to /home/mail since recent current
That command is wrong -- the operand that follows -f is the output
file; the positional operand is the device you're trying to dump.
What you wanted is
dump_lfs -0u -f /home/mail /dev/xbd0i
You may have overwritten the file system you're trying to dump...
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb