If I remember correctly, dump tapes use VAX byteorder and are convertedQuote:>Are Solaris and BSD (ufs)dump and (ufs)restore compatible for
>tape format? I once accidentally did "restore i" on a FreeBSD
>computer on a tape made by a Solaris computer (but got some
>messages about byte swapping, presumably due to endianness of
>AMD K6-2 versus SPARC processors). I could do cd, ls, etc. to
>see what files were in that dump, though I didn't actually try
>to restore anything.
to the host byteorder by funny translation functions.
Sun's buglist reports a fix of some byteorder bugs (IIRC) that has
been added for Sol 7. It may be that BSD has some problem because of the
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