Problem with dump stalling

Clint Olsen clint.olsen at
Wed Oct 8 11:13:40 PDT 2008

On Oct 08, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> I had a system that was showing these exact symptoms David described. It
> did this both with -L and without. I went for about 3 months without a
> successful dump. I did at least two full system re-installs to no avail.
> Then, about 3 weeks ago, when I was about to start some serious
> debugging, it started working again. Nothing was touched between the last
> failure and the first success. I'm completely baffled!

I had a lengthy discussion with Jeremy about this where he lowered the boom
on my expectations with UFS2 and dump.  I find the lack of a real
incremental backup solution with the default filesystem in FreeBSD to be an
alarming problem.



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