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 dump(1M)                                                           dump(1M)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      dump, rdump - incremental file system dump, local or across network

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      /usr/sbin/dump [option [argument ...] filesystem]

      /usr/sbin/rdump [option [argument ...] filesystem]

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      The dump and rdump commands copy to magnetic tape all files in the
      filesystem that have been changed after a certain date.  This
      information is derived from the files /var/adm/dumpdates and
      /etc/fstab.  option specifies the date and other options about the
      dump.  option consists of characters from the set 0123456789bdfnsuWw.
      The dump and rdump commands work only on file systems of type hfs.  If
      the given file system is not of type hfs, dump and rdump will abort
      after printing an error message.

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
           0-9       This number is the "dump level".  All files modified
                     since the last date stored in file /var/adm/dumpdates
                     for the same file system at lesser levels will be
                     dumped.  If no date is determined by the level, the
                     beginning of time is assumed.  Thus, the option 0
                     causes the entire file system to be dumped.

           b         The blocking factor is taken from the next argument
                     (default is 10 if not specified).  Block size is
                     defined as the logical record size times the blocking
                     factor.  dump writes logical records of 1024 bytes.
                     When dumping to tapes with densities of 6250 BPI or
                     greater without using the b option, the default
                     blocking factor is 32.

           d         The density of the tape (expressed in BPIs) is taken
                     from the next argument.  This is used in calculating
                     the amount of tape used per reel.  The default value of
                     1600 assumes a reel tape.

           f         Place the dump on the next argument file instead of the
                     tape.  If the name of the file is -, dump writes to the
                     standard output.  When using rdump, this option should
                     be specified, and the next argument supplied should be
                     of the form machine:device.

           n         Whenever dump and rdump require operator attention,
                     notify all users in group operator by means similar to
                     that described by wall(1).

           s         The size of the dump tape is specified in feet.  The
                     number of feet is taken from the next argument.  When

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 dump(1M)                                                           dump(1M)

                     the specified size is reached, dump and rdump wait for
                     reels to be changed.  The default tape size value of
                     2300 feet assumes a reel tape.

           u         If the dump completes successfully, write on file
                     /var/adm/dumpdates the date when the dump started.
                     This file records a separate date for each file system
                     and each dump level.  The format of /var/adm/dumpdates
                     is user-readable and consists of one free-format record
                     per line: file system name, increment level, and dump
                     date in ctime(3C) format.  The file /var/adm/dumpdates
                     can be edited to change any of the fields if necessary.

           W         For each file system in /var/adm/dumpdates, print the
                     most recent dump date and level, indicating which file
                     systems should be dumped.  If the W option is set, all
                     other options are ignored and dump exits immediately.

           w         Operates like W, but prints only file systems that need
                     to be dumped.

      If no arguments are given, option is assumed to be 9u and a default
      file system is dumped to the default tape.

      Sizes are based on 1600-BPI blocked tape; the raw magnetic tape device
      must be used to approach these densities.  Up to 32 read errors on the
      file system are ignored.  Each reel requires a new process; thus
      parent processes for reels already written remain until the entire
      tape is written.

      The rdump command creates a server, /usr/sbin/rmt or /etc/rmt, on the
      remote machine to access the tape device.

      dump and rdump require operator intervention for any of the following

           +  end of tape,
           +  end of dump,
           +  tape-write error,
           +  tape-open error, or
           +  disk-read error (if errors exceed threshold of 32).

      In addition to alerting all operators implied by the n option, dump
      and rdump interact with the control terminal operator by posing
      questions requiring yes or no answers when it can no longer proceed or
      if something is grossly wrong.

      Since making a full dump involves considerable time and effort, dump
      and rdump each establish a checkpoint at the start of each tape
      volume.  If, for any reason, writing that volume fails, dump and rdump
      will, with operator permission, restart from the checkpoint after the

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 dump(1M)                                                           dump(1M)

      old tape has been rewound and removed and a new tape has been mounted.

      dump and rdump periodically report information to the operator,
      including typically low estimates of the number of blocks to write,
      the number of tapes it will require, the time needed for completion,
      and the time remaining until tape change.  The output is verbose to
      inform other users that the terminal controlling dump and rdump is
      busy and will be for some time.

    Access Control Lists (ACLs)    [Toc]    [Back]
      The optional entries of a file's access control list (ACL) are not
      backed up with dump and rdump.  Instead, the file's permission bits
      are backed up and any information contained in its optional ACL
      entries is lost (see acl(5)).

 EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]
      In the following example, assume that the file system /mnt is to be
      attached to the file tree at the root directory, (/).  This example
      causes the entire file system (/mnt) to be dumped on
      /dev/rmt/c0t0d0BEST and specifies that the density of the tape is 6250

           /usr/sbin/dump 0df 6250 /dev/rmt/c0t0d0BEST /mnt

 WARNINGS    [Toc]    [Back]
      dump will not backup a file system containing large files.

      Tapes created from file systems containing files with UID/GIDs greater
      than 60,000 will have a new magic number in the header to prevent
      older versions of restore(1M) from incorrectly restoring ownerships
      for these files.

 AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
      dump and rdump were developed by the University of California,

 FILES    [Toc]    [Back]
      /dev/rdsk/c0d0s0                Default file system to dump from.
      /dev/rmt/0m                     Default tape unit to dump to.
      /var/adm/dumpdates              New format-dump-date record.
      /etc/fstab                      Dump table: file systems and
      /etc/group                      Used to find group operator.

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      restore(1M), rmt(1M), fstab(4), acl(5).

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