strange behavior of restore(8)
vas at mpeks.tomsk.su
Tue Oct 25 01:35:29 UTC 2011
Robert Bonomi wrote:
> > >
> > > >Lo and behold! On an amd64 system with 8GB RAM and 2 2.66GHz Xeon
> > > >CPUs, "restore -rNf home.dmp" has successfully completed after 3 hours
> > > >15 minutes.
> > >
> > > What are the specs for the system that wrote the dumpfile originally
> > 8.2-RELEASE-p3 amd64, 8GB RAM and 2xXeon 2.66GHz
> > > and the system that couldn't restore it?
> > FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE-p10 i386, 256M RAM, Pentium II 350.80MHz (yes,
> > it's pretty old).
> *WITHOUT* checking, I'm willing to bet that _that_ is the problem.
> An O/S limit on the size of a _file_ -- a 32-bit 'offset' type.
> And a 'large' file in the dump.
I used the '-N' switch to restore, so no actual files were being
created on the 6.4-RELEASE box.
Victor Sudakov, VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at sibptus.tomsk.ru
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