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Re: Dumping to another servers tape drive



On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 11:49, Douglas Phillipson wrote:
> Wayne Leutwyler wrote:
> > 
> > On Oct 4, 2004, at 6:04 PM, Douglas Phillipson wrote:
> > 
> >> I run:
> >>
> >>
> >> /sbin/dump -0uf - /dev/sda9 | ssh rsldata 'dd of=/dev/nst0'
> >>
> >> It seems to go to the tape fine.  Then on rsldata I run:
> >>
> >>
> >> /sbin/restore -if /dev/nst0
> >>
> >> I get the error:
> >>
> >> /sbin/restore: Tape block size (512) is not a multiple of dump block 
> >> size (1024)
> >>
> >> I've setup ssh so as to not require a password for sshing to rsldata.
> >>
> >> I try to adjust block sizes in both "dd" and restore to no avail.  Any 
> >> idea what I'm doing wrong?  This typically works fine on Unix 
> >> (Solaris) but not Fedora.
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >> Doug P
> >>
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> > 
> > Have you looked at Amanda? www.amanda.org
> > 
> > This might do what you are looking to do.
> > 
> 
> Thanks but I'm really just trying to get a dump of the machine prior to 
> an upgrade.  So I could still use some help with my question.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Doug P

Doug,

Have you tried dd obs=1024 (or some multiple thereof).  Also, did you
rewind the tape before the restore (sorry :-)).

Bob...

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