Subject: Re: dump - short guide
To: None <Chris.Smith@raytheon.co.uk>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/22/2001 14:23:47
> > compression but dump prompts for next tape after few minutes
> Just use the -B flag. From `man dump':-
> -B records
> 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).
there is no option like -B auto or something to dump until EOT?
if no - very bad :(
> > 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.
i mean disk access not tape
> > does -k 256 or more make sense so no seeks will be made?
> Unknown - I always use the defaults.
> - Chris.