Problem with dump stalling

David Peall david at
Wed Oct 8 01:46:41 PDT 2008



If I have the wrong list please feel free to redirect me.


I'm running 7.0-RELEASE-p4 and trying to backup to an external USB


I'm using the following command

dump -a0Lf /backup/diskimages/root /dev/mfid0s1a


Where df:

Filesystem    1K-blocks     Used     Avail Capacity  Mounted on

/dev/mfid0s1a    507630   208436    258584    45%    /

/dev/da1s1d   709513458  9853800 642898582     2%    /backup


The following processes start 

75399  p0  I+     0:00.04 dump -a0Lf /backup/diskimages/root
/dev/mfid0s1a (dump)

75402  p0  S+     0:00.71 dump: /dev/mfid0s1a: pass 4: 77.05% done,
finished in 0:00 at Wed Oct  8 08:25:06 2008 (dump)

75403  p0  S+     0:00.85 dump -a0Lf /backup/diskimages/root
/dev/mfid0s1a (dump)

75404  p0  S+     0:00.96 dump -a0Lf /backup/diskimages/root
/dev/mfid0s1a (dump)

75405  p0  S+     0:00.86 dump -a0Lf /backup/diskimages/root
/dev/mfid0s1a (dump)


But it just stops at a random percentage,  the system continues to run
and the processes are killable?


Perhaps I'm using dump incorrectly if anyone could help would be greatly





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