bin/121684: : dump(8) frequently hangs

Mike Tancsa mike at
Mon Sep 1 16:06:45 UTC 2008

At 12:00 PM 9/1/2008, Kevin Oberman wrote:

>I have a 7-Stable system which has not been able to successfully dump(8)
>for about 2 months. Since it contains almost no important data that is
>subject to change, it's not too big a deal, but I worry that other
>systems might start showing the same problems.

How does it actually fail ? Do the dump processes stall, or does it 
error out ?  Did you fsck the file system ? I have seen dump fail 
when the file system is dirty.  Also, I am not using snapshots.  The 
flags I use are

/sbin/dump  -C24 -${BACKUP_LEVEL}anuf - /zoo | /usr/bin/gzip | dd 


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