broken fs dump file

Malcolm Kay malcolm.kay at
Thu Sep 30 09:19:14 PDT 2004

On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 06:15 pm, ict technician wrote:
> I have a broken fs dump I need to fix. Is there a diagnostic/repair tool I
> can use? I know about restore -N.
> <No I didn't verify, and yes that was a mistake>
> Dump was taken on 4.10. Restoring on 5.3BETA, although I can change that.

A question rather than an answer:----
  Is it valid to dump a ufs file system and try to restore it to a ufs2


> Content is our Samba server home directories. I need to extract the data so
> that I can copy it to our new 2k3 server. File is big (50Gb). A full
> listing looks okay but the extract fails, apparently while skipping.
> supplementary question: How do I compile restore for debugging. I cannot
> find 'the magic'.
> Thanks

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