Subject: Re: Is dump different?
To: vittorio <>
From: David Kirchner <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/18/2005 10:58:07
On 10/18/05, vittorio <> wrote:
> I have a new desktop with netbsd 2.0.2 and a portable with freebsd 5.4 (m=
y pet
> OS but it didn't boot on the compaq evo 510 box; therefore netbsd!).
> Now, I had dumped my previous old desktop with **** freebsd 5.4 **** to a
> samba share and then tried to restore some files interactively with "rest=
> -i -f mydumfile" ont the new box  but restore (under netbsd) complained t=
> there was no root directory and i couldn't restore anything (e.g. ls didn=
> show anything).
> My question is:
> the dump programs in netbsd & in freebsd are different in some way, I mea=
> structurally different therefore somewhat incompatible in the two OSs?

Quite likely. dump is different between FreeBSD 4 and FreeBSD 5, and
unfortunately there does not appear to be a "backwards compatibility