Remote backups using ssh and dump

dex djdexter at
Fri Apr 4 20:13:56 UTC 2008

On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 1:59 PM, Paul Schmehl <pauls at> wrote:

> Has anyone done this?
>  I'm presently using rsync over ssh, but I think dump would be better if
> it will work.  I've been reading the man page, but I'm wondering if anyone
> is doing this successfully and would like to share their cmdline.

This is an older restore document I wrote but at the beginning you can see
how the backup is done:

The backup method writes everything to a file, so it only works for
filesystems of smaller sizes (<50G) depending on your backup and restore

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