dump and tape

Nick Hibma n_hibma at calcaphon.com
Tue Jan 23 14:47:25 GMT 2001

Look for tape length in the dump manual. Sometimes dump gets the tape
size wrong. Don't ask me why. Must have something to do with measuring
tape length in feet instead if S.I. measurements ... :-)


On Tue, 23 Jan 2001, David Richards wrote:

> Hi 
>   I have just been playing about with dump. I take it that it backup the
> whole filesystem regardless if there is not thing there or not much. I have
> a filesystem called /users and there is only 631Mb used. It has been set up
> for 1Gb. The tape is a 4gb(8gb compressed) and when i run dump, it tells me
> that i need 16.67 tapes ? is this correct or am i missing an option
> somewhere
> david
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