dump/restore don't work, handbook lies
peter cornelius consulting
pcc at gmx.net
Mon Nov 10 12:48:24 PST 2008
On Tue Sep 2 14:01:06 UTC 2008 Kirk Strauser wrote:
> On Sunday 31 August 2008 18:03:53 Lloyd M Caldwell wrote:
> > I needed to increase the size of my freebsd root (/). I booted,
> > user, attached a large usb freebsd formatted file system to receive
> > backup image.
> And you're sure that the "large usb freebsd formatted file system" is
> and that your dump is uncorrupted?
I have just been bitten by a very similar problem as Lloyd Caldwell.
- restore complains about '/' not being writable (it is but what should
- restore extracts a few files but leaves most of the dump unrestored
with 'expecting YYYYYY got ZZZZZZ'
I have checked the dump several times with restore -rNf /dev/cd0 (yes,
it's to a series of DVD-RAMs) plus have extracted a few samples from the
first disk apparently from the area which works. Like Lloyd, I am
extremely ... delighted ... about the situation but well. Like Lloyd, I
have been using FreeBSD for several years with little to complain.
Like Lloyd, any help appreciated... Meanwhile I think I will reinstall
the box from scratch with 7.0-RELEASE and return to 7-STABLE but I do
miss my "backup" I must say...
All the best regards,
pcc at gmx dot net.
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