support quality (Re: dump | restore fails: unknown tapeheadertype 1853384566)

Jack L. Stone jacks at
Thu Mar 26 10:12:02 PDT 2009

At 03:49 PM 3.26.2009 +0100, Peter Schuller wrote:
>> ... or the database is configured in a risky way... But judging by 
>> this thread, it seems dump with -L is indeed broken for some 
>> people.  Hence, I suggested dumping the database using the database's 
>> backup tools and trying dump without -L
>Well, if dump -L is really broken I'd recommend just not using dump
>unless you absolutely have to. That is assuming snapshots are not
>broken so that you can still use mksnap_ffs with your favorite backup
>/ Peter Schuller

No one has said the dump "L" is broken -- and is NOT but now may mislead
others just tuning into this thread.


Happy trails,
Jack L. Stone

System Admin

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