Dump snapshot of UFS2 filesystem, then gzip it

dump -0Lauf - /dev/adXsYz | gzip > /path/to/adXsYz.dump.gz
Opens a snapshot of a live UFS2 filesystem, runs dump to generate a full filesystem backup which is run through gzip. The filesystem must support snapshots and have a .snap directory in the filesystem root. To restore the backup, one can do zcat /path/to/adXsYz.dump.gz | restore -rf -

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2010-07-19 00:54:40

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Come on, why that gzip? dump is compiled with libgz, so just add the '-z' option
oernii3 · 413 weeks and 6 days ago
@unixmonkey10432 Dump in FreeBSD takes different options than dump in Linux (compare http://linux.about.com/od/commands/l/blcmdl8_dump.htm with http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=dump&sektion=8)
tensorpudding · 413 weeks and 5 days ago

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