running restore non-interactive
Ruben de Groot
mail25 at bzerk.org
Fri Jan 21 06:48:04 PST 2005
On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 02:11:34PM +0100, Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg typed:
> Hi list.
> Im trying to setup a machine to mirror its entire drive using
> dump/restore to a secondary drive.
> The dump works fine, but at the end of each session, restore always
> asks "set owner/mode for '.'"?. This makes it impossible to automate
> the task, which is what I would to accomplish.
What exact commands are you using? I have scripts doing
dump 0aLf - /partitionX | restore rf -
without being asked anything.
> I have read the man-page, browsed the internet and searched trough
> mailinglist archives, but nowhere have I found a way to make restore
> assume that the answer to the question should be 'yes'. I have come
> across a few patches floating around that is supposed to fix this,
> but I would prefer not to use patches against the base system.
> I know that there are other utilities available that could
> probably do this, but Ive been teached that you should always use
> dump when doing full backups of the root filesystem, and Im also
> comfortable using dump and restore so I would like to continue to do
> so if possible.
> Any ideas or suggestions?
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