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Date:      Tue, 5 Dec 1995 07:47:23 -0700
From:      kelly@fsl.noaa.gov (Sean Kelly)
To:        dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: DUMP fails: / full
Message-ID:  <9512051447.AA29609@emu.fsl.noaa.gov>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.3.91.951204215729.16987A-100000@resnet.uoregon.edu> (message from Doug White on Mon, 4 Dec 1995 22:05:34 -0800 (PST))

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>>>>> "Doug" == Doug White <dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu> writes:

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

    Doug> We are using this command:

    Doug> dump 0unbBf 2000000 10 /dev/nrst0 /dev/sd1f

It sounds like the dump is going to the file /dev/nrst0 instead of to
the device /dev/nrst0.  In other words, you're backing up to disk, not
to tape.  Do the following as root:

	cd /dev
	rm *st0*
	./MAKEDEV st0

Then do your dumps.

-- 
Sean Kelly
NOAA Forecast Systems Laboratory, Boulder Colorado USA

As the snow started to fall, he tugged his coat tighter around
himself. Too tight, as it turned out. "This is the fourth coat
crushing this year", said the sergeant as he outlined the body with a
special pencil that writes on snow.  -- Jack Handey



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