misc/85011: /sbin/restore on 5.4 will not read Solaris-sparc dumps,
whereas 4.x restore will
Ted.Nolan at sri.com
Tue Aug 16 21:20:04 GMT 2005
>Synopsis: /sbin/restore on 5.4 will not read Solaris-sparc dumps, whereas 4.x restore will
>Arrival-Date: Tue Aug 16 21:20:02 GMT 2005
>Originator: Ted Nolan
FreeBSD snooze.tnolan.com 5.4-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE #1: Tue Jul 19 11:29:06 EDT 2005 ted at snooze.tnolan.com:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/SNOOZE i386
I have a Sun Ultra10 (sparc based) running SunOS 5.9. I used to be able to read dumps taken by ufsdump on this machine on FreeBSD 4.x. I cannot do so on FreeBSD 5.4. 4.X restore says Note: Doing Quad swapping", but this string does not appear in the 5.4 src for restore at all. I realize that Solaris compatability is not essential, but it was nice!
Take a Solaris ufsdump file to a FreeBSD 5.4 machine, try any operation on it and watch it fail with "Tape is not a dump tape".
A workaround is to copy "restore" from a 4.X box and run it on 5.X. So far this seems to work.
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