remote dump via ssh

John lists at
Mon Feb 28 16:35:13 GMT 2005

On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 15:41:51 +0000, John wrote
> Hi folks
> I want to level 0 dump a remote partition onto a large local disk. 
> There's not enough space on the remote machine to dump to a file 
> then sftp over. It needs to dump via ssh.
> any ideas? lokking for an elegant one-line solution
> thanks!

In the time-honoured tradition of replying to onself after RTFM I do it like this:

bash-2.05b# /sbin/dump -0uan -f - /usr/local | gzip -2 | ssh -c blowfish \ 
mylogin at dd \

/backup is an nfs-mounted external HD

I wonder if it would pipe to gpg -c rather than gzip.

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