On Thu, Jun 03, 1999 at 06:17:06PM +0000, Niall O Broin mentioned:
> and the answer is yes. In the spirit of earlier remarks about list quality,
> I'm not guessing here. I used ufsdump to dump about 4M of stuff to a file
> which is on a volume NFS mounted on a Linux box. I used restore on Linux
> and it restored just fine, with a remark when I started restore (I did it
> interactively) of
> Note: Doing Quad swapping
> which is presumably something to do with endianness. It extracted everything fine
> and I did a diff on a 500K tar file which was OK so I think we can pronounce that
> experiment a success.
Biggest thing to remember is that Solaris formats tapes with 20k block
sizes. GNU stuff likes 10k block sizes. I lost the contents of my home
system because of this oversight. If it gives you errors like "I/O error",
mt blksze 10240
and it should work.
> P.S. No, I don't believe that "There's no such thing as a stupid question" and
> neither would you if you had ever worked in technical support of any sort :-)
As we used to say in tech support "there's no such thing as a stupid
question, just stupid people". Or my personal favourite "There's no such
thing as a stupid question, but stupid people that bother techs with inane
queries that should die slowly and horribly like the dogs they are".
Is PIRACY killing the Amiga?" bravely ponders AMIGA FORMAT -
well, either that or someone's stopped manufacturing the hardware.
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