BSD Dump Utility in ubuntu

Smoot Carl-Mitchell smoot at
Thu Jan 29 20:17:00 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-01-29 at 10:54 -0600, Martin McCormick wrote:
> 	I am needing to backup a mixed Unix environment
> consisting of ubuntu, Redhat Debian and Freebsd systems to a
> FreeBSD platform. All BSD Unix systems have the dump and restore
> utility. There is a Linux version of dump for Debian. Are there
> any unusual issues with ubuntu that will prevent dump from
> safely working other than the possibility of getting a corrupt
> backup if one reads an active file system?

I have used the BSD dump/restore utilities on a Slackware system several
years ago without any problems.  I do not have any recent experience
with thos utilities on Linux systems, but I suspect the number of bugs
has gone down in the meantime.
Smoot Carl-Mitchell
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