cvs commit: src/sbin/dump dump.8 dump.h main.c tape.c
src/sbin/restore extern.h main.c restore.8 tape.c
Brian F. Feldman
green at freebsd.org
Sat Apr 17 09:14:10 PDT 2004
Bruce Evans <bde at zeta.org.au> wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Apr 2004, David O'Brien wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 07:58:07PM -0700, Brian Feldman wrote:
> > > green 2004/04/12 19:58:07 PDT
> > >
> > > FreeBSD src repository
> > >
> > > Modified files:
> > > sbin/dump dump.8 dump.h main.c tape.c
> > > sbin/restore extern.h main.c restore.8 tape.c
> > > Log:
> > > Add -P arguments for dump(8) and restore(8) which allow the user to
> > > use backup methods other than files and tapes. The -P argument is
> > > a normal sh(1) pipeline with either $DUMP_VOLUME or $RESTORE_VOLUME
> > > defined in the environment, respectively.
> > Why do you need an option for this? Can't you just use 'dump ... |' and
> > '... | restore'?
> A simple pipeline can't handle media-change stuff well.
Of course, the funny thing is that in the specific case I mentioned, there
is no special "media-change stuff" ;-) DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, CD-R, and
CD-RW can't just be opened, written to, and closed directly and need a
program to do the burning. However, DVD-RAM and DVD+RW should be usable
with just -f <dev>. Of course, DVD[-+]R's shelf-life is probably better
suited for level 0 dumps.
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