Transferring dump files ASCII or BINARY

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Thu Jul 2 23:04:51 UTC 2009

> I downloaded it in binary mode, and when I try t

that's right.

> 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.

there is other problem somewhere else.

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

no need.
> 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.
ALL fine.

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