Transferring dump files ASCII or BINARY

Grant Peel gpeel at
Thu Jul 2 19:37:03 UTC 2009

Hi all,

I am attempting to restore a root filesystem I donwloaded this morning.

I downloaded it in binary mode, and when I try to 

restore -rf /usbstick/root.dump

I am getting:

"Tape is not a dump tape"

Should dumps be transfered in BINARY or ASCII mode?

Any other insights welcome.

Also, should I remove the .snap file in the pristine filesystem before performing the restore?

Also, The dump was done on a freebsd 7.2 R machine, and I am using the FreeBSD 7.2 live filesystem CD to do the restores.


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