Subject: bin/13766: Dump -a switch
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/22/2001 11:35:01
>Number:         13766
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       Backup is unable on unknown devices via dump(8)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Aug 22 00:31:00 PDT 2001
>Originator:     Dima Veselov
>Release:        All releases <NetBSD-current source date>
St.Petersburg State University
System: NetBSD lich 1.4.2 NetBSD 1.4.2 (Light) #0: Wed Aug 8 03:52:03 MSD 2001 kab00m@lich:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/Light i386

        Dump(8) havn't any switch to bypass all tape length considerations.
        It should have an opportunity to enforce writing until end-of-media indication
        is returned.
	Just try to backup on most modern drives. Or on drive with compression support.