Help Failing Disk Problem

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Mon Nov 5 23:58:17 PST 2007

> I use dump with the following options (e.g. for /usr);
> dump -0 -B 4589560 -C 8 -h 0 -L -u -P \
> 'cat - >usr-0-20071106-vol${DUMP_VOLUME}.dump' /usr
> This splits dump output in DVD-R sized chunks.
completely strange


-f file1,file2,file3,.....

(you may type more files than actually needed).

one unneeded extra pipe avoided.

if you use pipe, use with growisofs.

BUT with DVD+RW disks you may use /dev/cd0 directly as dump device

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