dump woes

Dan Ponte dcp1990 at neptune.atopia.net
Fri Apr 22 16:00:11 PDT 2005

On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 06:05:25AM +1000, Peter Jeremy <PeterJeremy at optushome.com.au> was witnessed plotting the following conspiracy:
> 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.
fsck seems to have run successfully. It did say "incorrect block count,"
but I told it to fix it. However, I am still seeing the negative tape
blocks problem.
Dan Ponte
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