4.x can't read 5.x dump?

David Magda dmagda at ee.ryerson.ca
Sat Dec 4 09:01:05 PST 2004

On Dec 3, 2004, at 21:03, Adrian Wontroba wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 03, 2004 at 02:36:09PM +0000, Ceri Davies wrote:
>>>> Should I expect a dump taken from 4.X to be restorable on 5.X 
>>>> though?
>>> Yes.
>> Phew.
> I didn't even think about the possibility of dump not being forwards
> compatible (8-(

Maybe a note should be added to the dump(8) man page in the 5.x and 
HEAD branches noting this fact? At the very least an entry in UPDATING 

It seems obvious once you think about it, but things tend to "just 
work" with compatibility with FreeBSD that you take it for granted. :>

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