Bernt Hansson bernt at bah.homeip.net
Sat Nov 21 13:00:08 UTC 2009

Mike Clarke said the following on 2009-11-21 10:03:
> On Saturday 21 November 2009, Bernt Hansson wrote:
>> Ok. I've tested this
>> dump -1 -a -u -L -C 64 -h 0 -f
>> /usr/home/bernt/disk2/dump.backup.home.2 /usr/home
>> The error is
>> mksnap_ffs: Cannot create /usr/home/.snap/dump_snapshot: Invalid
>> argument dump: Cannot create /usr/home/.snap/dump_snapshot: No such
>> file or directory

> Does the .snap directory exist, and with the correct ownership and 
> permissions?

Yes and yes
drwxrwx---   2 root   operator   512 16 Nov 19:19 .snap

>>From the man page:
> "If the .snap directory does not exist in the root of the file system 
> being dumped, a warning will be issued and the dump will revert to the 
> standard behavior. This problem can be corrected by creating a .snap 
> directory in the root of the file system to be dumped; its owner should 
> be ``root'', its group should be ``operator'', and its mode should be 
> ``0770''."

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