Subject: Re: dump - short guide
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <Chris.Smith@raytheon.co.uk>
Date: 02/22/2001 13:21:04
> thank you.. in fact i need to know 2 things.
> 1) how to turn off tapesize calculation. i have DDS-2 drive with
> compression but dump prompts for next tape after few minutes
Just use the -B flag. From `man dump':-
The number of kilobytes per volume, rounded down to a multiple of
the blocksize. This option overrides the calculation of tape
size based on length and density.
Just tell it how big your tape is compressed (good luck).
> 2) how to dump all filesystems mentioned in fstab with nonzero
> dump flag?
Not a clue. I run everything scripted.
> 3) does dump accesses data through filesystem, cooked device or raw
> device. i think raw would be the best.
I think it does it via raw device access through /dev/rstN.
> does -k 256 or more make sense so no seeks will be made?
Unknown - I always use the defaults.