: > I use ufsdump regularly and dump about 10 --> 15 filesystems, consisting
: > of incrementals and fulls, onto *1* 5GIG 8mm tape. It is basically a foreach
: > loop, but the only key is to use the norewind option (ie. /dev/rmt/0n instead
: > of /dev/rmt/0). Works like a charm.
: Hello! I'm using ufsdump this way too. I'd like to ask if it's possible
: to use the 'v' verify option. My own answer is that it's not possible for
: the norewind tape device file. So, my next question is, how can one verify
: a just ufsdump-ed set of tapes? Will the 't' option of ufsrestore do what
: I'd like to do? Is this the only way I can do it? Is there a simpler and
: better way?
: Thanks for all the help.
: Alexander Cerna
: > I know...not much help...just more questions. :-)
: > Peter Sivo
: > Amdahl/Open Enterprise Systems
The no-rewind and verify options work together for me on QIC and 4mm tapes.
Logically, there is no reason they shouldn't -- dump doesn't need to rewind
before a verify, just backspace to the previous tapemark then space forward
over it. See the options on mt, for instance. ... rb