dump to a samba mounted FAT32 disk can't handle bigfiles?
anubis357 at optusnet.com.au
Tue May 25 02:29:35 PDT 2004
On Tue, 25 May 2004 9:56 am, Warren Block wrote:
> On Mon, 24 May 2004, Joachim Dagerot wrote:
> > The man page for dump states this:
> > [....]
> > -B records
> > The number of kilobytes per output volume, except that if it is
> > not an integer multiple of the output block size, the command
> > uses the next smaller such multiple. This option overrides the
> > calculation of tape size based on length and density.
> > [....]
> > So I thougth this line should create a bunch of 35mb files. But
> > it did not. Any thouts on this?
> > >dump -0 -L -a -B 35000 -f /HEMMET2/External_HD/freebsd_usr.dump
> > /dev/ad0s1f
> A little farther down, the -f option says:
> "Multiple file names may be given as a single argument separated
> by commas. Each file will be used for one dump volume in the order
> listed; if the dump requires more volumes than the number of names
> given, the last file name will used for all remaining volumes after
> prompting for media changes."
> I don't know if there's a way to make dump automatically name or
> number a bunch of output files, but you can give it a list of
> filenames if you have an idea of how many it will need.
And once again from the fabulous man page
Display an estimate of the backup size and the number of tapes
required, and exit without actually performing the dump.
There seems to be a limitation in mount_smbfs that will not allow you
to transfer files greater than 4GB
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