Considering the fact that my kernel rebuilds have been disasters and I'm
tired of installing linux, I'd like to make sure I know how to use dump
and restore correctly.
To backup the root partition to a file /usr/backup/hda1file (which is on
partition /dev/hda1), is this correct:
dump 0f /usr/backup/hda1file /dev/hda1
and to restore:
restore rf /usr/backup/hda1file
Will this completely erase the root partition (with the trashed kernel) and
restore an exact copy of the partition at the time of the dump?
I have a book that says you run into trouble when you try to restore the
file 'restore'; you can't restore the restore command. Has anyone run into
this before? What is the workaround to this problem if it really exists?
ps- If I were to purchase a tape backup system, can someone recommend a
linux friendly product? Ease of installation/usage is infinitely more
important than speed.