[linux-lvm] dump/restore on a regular file?
herbert at 13thfloor.at
Sat Jan 17 02:30:02 UTC 2004
On Sat, Jan 17, 2004 at 12:20:37PM +0530, kanika nema wrote:
> I wanted to use the dump/restore using the backup as a regular file,
> instead of the tape. I read the manpages and the documentation on
> dump/restore..but i cant figure out how to do it on a regular file.
> The manpage says the file can be anything:
> Write the backup to file; file may be a special device
> file like
> /dev/rmt12 (a tape drive), /dev/rdisk1s3 (a disk drive), an
> nary file, or `-' (the standard output).
> I tried using a regular file, but it keeps tryin to open the tape device,
> and it cant do it and the dump aborts.
> Can someone tell me how to do this correctly, or is it that dump/restore
> works only on tape drives (coz thats what it was originally built for).
dump 0f /backup/file.dump /mnt/path
(normal dump of fs in /etc/fstab)
dump 0zf /backup/file.dump /other/mnt/path
(does compressed dumps, smaller)
dump 0zf /backup/file.dump /dev/unknown
(dump of device not in /etc/fstab)
> thanx for ur help,
> Free drafts to 700 locations.
> http://server1.msn.co.in/msnleads/suvidha/dec03.asp?type=hottag Click here.
> linux-lvm mailing list
> linux-lvm at sistina.com
> read the LVM HOW-TO at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/
More information about the linux-lvm