File backed, rather than device backed, UFS filesystem Was - Re: Removable drives

Christopher Sean Hilton chris at
Wed Mar 29 15:15:42 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-29 at 08:43 -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote:

> Another option is to use the raw device.  For things like backups,
> this works well, because you can just direct the output of tar
> directly to the device.  Or pass it through compression and encryption
> filters on the way.

I wonder if there is a way to do a file backed UFS filesystem with the
file on an MS-DOS partition. That may be a way to go.

-- chris

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