Dump(8) does not do incremental

Olivier Nicole olivier.nicole at cs.ait.ac.th
Fri Apr 3 03:39:32 UTC 2015

Thanks Warren,

>> Is there any reason why dump would not do incremental when used with -f -?
> -u to update /etc/dumpdates after a success?

That was it. But I now wonder what was the twisted reason behind that
behaviour (that is not documented, man pages mention the various
levels, not saying they are not working unless -u); I understand one
may want to not implement the incremental dumps, but the default
should enable them.

Best regards,


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