'nodump' on directories: new contents still dumped

Ian Smith smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Tue Mar 20 03:55:30 UTC 2007

On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 12:35:25 +0000 Alex Zbyslaw writes:

 > Bram Schoenmakers wrote:
 > >Op vrijdag 16 maart 2007, schreef Alex Zbyslaw:
 > >  
 > >
 > >>Can you try explicitly putting a "-h 0" into your incremental command
 > >>line and see if that makes a difference?
 > >>    
 > >>
 > >
 > >I've done that and now dump behaves like it should. I don't understand why, 
 > >because the man page says that -h 1 is default (and shouldn't be supplied 
 > >then). But with -h 0 on every incremental dump it's OK now.

My reading of the man doesn't suggest that -h "shouldn't be supplied
then", ie that -h 1 is only the default *iff* you supply -h at all, not
that -h 1 is default if you don't mention -h .. but I could be mistaken!

 > I can only think of two possibilities:
 >     1) There is a bug in whatever version of FreeBSD you are running and 
 > -h 1 is somehow *not* the default.  6.2 Release?
 >     2) There is some kind of bug with your command line, but without 
 > seeing it, I can't tell.
 > Glad you got the problem worked around;  when I finally get around to 
 > 6.2 I will be curious to see if I can replicate the problem.

Or perhaps it only requires clarification / better phrasing in the man? 

Cheers, Ian

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