Subject: Re: dump - short guide
To: None <>
From: Bernd Sieker <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/23/2001 20:59:46
On 23.02.01, 07:33:24, wrote:
> > 
> > specify a (conservatively estimated) value of tape capacity in kilobytes
> > with -B.
> > And no, I don't think it's a good idea using the drive's compression
> > mechanism for _backups_...
> why?!

Partly because the program cannot tell in advance how much is going to
fit onto one tape and to prompt you to change tapes _before_ the end
of the tape is reached. "dump" is not suited for dealing with multiple
tapes with different capacities.

Bernd Sieker