dump woes

Peter Jeremy PeterJeremy at optushome.com.au
Fri Apr 22 13:05:29 PDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-Apr-21 23:07:48 -0400, Dan Ponte wrote:
>I'm having a rather strange predicament with dump(8). First, I tried
>dumping a snapshot to a file within the filesystem being dumped like so:
>	styx# dump -0u -a -L -C 8 -f /usr/backup/usr.dump /usr
>I then let it sit for a while. The filesystem was only 4.1GB, but the
>dump file was growing to almost 12GB!

Try running fsck on the filesystem.  It's possible that there's some
corruption that's confusing dump.

Peter Jeremy

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