core dump with dump command in single user mode

Joe Auty joe at
Tue Feb 14 06:46:47 PST 2006

On Feb 14, 2006, at 9:08 AM, Lowell Gilbert wrote:

> Joe Auty <joe at> writes:
>> Hello,
>> Following the instructions here:
>> index.html  I did a:
> Those directions are a little outdated, but the problem is really just
> that you didn't follow the directions closely enough:
>> dump -0f - /usr | restore -rf - /backup/usr
> should have been more like
> dump -0f - /usr | (cd /backup/usr;restore -xf - )

Okay, I'm still getting:

no space left in string table

If I say "n", it just core dumps....

Any other suggestions? Would using "dd" be a valid workaround to  
cloning my disk? My disk is over a 100 gigabytes, could this be what  
is causing dump to crap out?

Joe Auty
NetMusician: web publishing software for musicians
joe at

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