Subject: dump -x
To: NetBSD Users <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Louis Guillaume <email@example.com>
Date: 05/09/2007 01:38:49
I've been using fssconfig to create snapshots of my filesystems and then
dumping them to tape.
But I just noticed the -x and -X options on the dump(8) man page...
Use a snapshot with snap-backup as backup for this dump. See
fss(4) for more details. Snapshot support is experimental. Be
sure you have a backup before you use it.
-X Similar to -x but uses a file system internal snapshot on the
file system to be dumped.
(1) What has to be done to make fss no longer experimental? I have and
only good results (except when creating snapshots of LFS filesystems).
(2) What's a `file system internal snapshot'?
(3) Is there any more information on the -x option? I'd like to know the
parameters it uses for fssconfig.
It would be nice if the real filesystem would end up in /etc/dumpdates.
That's the level of detail I'm looking for.
I'd be happy to test and contribute to documentation based on what I find...