dump and tape

Nik Clayton nik at freebsd.org
Tue Jan 23 15:01:44 GMT 2001

On Tue, Jan 23, 2001 at 02:41:37PM -0000, David Richards wrote:
>   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

"man dump", and read about "-a".

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