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Date:      Tue, 5 Dec 1995 08:17:26 -0600 (CST)
From:      Mark Tinguely <>
To:, questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: DUMP fails: / full
Message-ID:  <>

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>  We are trying to backup a 350mb(?) /usr partition, about 50% full.  When
>  we try to dump it to a 2GB (?) Connor SCSI tape, a file called `nst0' is
>  created in /dev and eventually fills the 32mb / partition.  The dump fails
>  and we have a / that is 109% full :-) We just delete the file and all is
>  OK. 

It sounds like you are dumping the data to a file on the root partition, not
to the tape drive's special node.

we use /dev/nrst0 as the tape device's special node. make /dev/nrst0 is
a special node :

# ls -l /dev/nrst0
crw-r-----  2 root  operator   14,   1 Nov 27 13:31 /dev/nrst0


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