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Date:      Sat, 21 Nov 2009 09:03:40 +0000
From:      Mike Clarke <>
Cc:        Bernt Hansson <>
Subject:   Re: Dump
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On Saturday 21 November 2009, Bernt Hansson wrote:

> Ok. I've tested this
> dump -1 -a -u -L -C 64 -h 0 -f
> /usr/home/bernt/disk2/dump.backup.home.2 /usr/home
> The error is
> mksnap_ffs: Cannot create /usr/home/.snap/dump_snapshot: Invalid
> argument dump: Cannot create /usr/home/.snap/dump_snapshot: No such
> file or directory

Does the .snap directory exist, and with the correct ownership and=20

=46rom the man page:

"If the .snap directory does not exist in the root of the file system=20
being dumped, a warning will be issued and the dump will revert to the=20
standard behavior. This problem can be corrected by creating a .snap=20
directory in the root of the file system to be dumped; its owner should=20
be ``root'', its group should be ``operator'', and its mode should be=20

Mike Clarke

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