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Date:      Sun, 23 Oct 2011 15:21:05 +0200
From:      Matthias Apitz <>
To:        Bill Tillman <>
Cc:        "" <>
Subject:   Re: Need to Backup Using Dump
Message-ID:  <20111023132105.GA3283@tinyCurrent>
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El día Sunday, October 23, 2011 a las 06:04:14AM -0700, Bill Tillman escribió:

> I have two FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE servers running NFS. I have tons of files on Server A that I want to backup to a big drive on Sever B. Server B nfs_mounts one of the filesystems on Server A to /mnt. So if I wanted to make a backup of the filesytem on Server A to Server B I tried:
> dump -d /home/my_home/backups/20111024 /mnt
> but each time I try this it tells me that filesystem /mnt is unknown. /mnt is not in /etc/fstab. I manually mounted this via NFS and that's where all the files I want to backup are accessible to the command line on Server B. What am I missing?

Following dump(8) the file system to be dumped must be a device special
file or its mountpoint from fstab(5).



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