Will DUMP & RESTORE ask for new Syquest Cart?

Started by NeXTsociety, April 21, 2010, 10:29:34 pm

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NeXTsociety

For those that know the DUMP and RESTORE commands to make incremental backups of your NeXT hardware, if using a Syquest EZ135 135MB Drive or 100MB ZIP Cart or other removable drive style, will it ask for the next cartridge when either DUMP runs out of space to write to or RESTORE needs the next cart #X to get data from?

Looking to connect a Syquest EZ135 drive to my Cube that has a 4GB drive (not full) and have it backup to 135MB carts.  I have about 20 of them.  Not sure if it will ask for next cart or what.

tj

verdraith

I've not tried either dump or restore from non-tape media before, but after checking dump's manual page it appears you can tell it that you're using removable media (as opposed to tape) and then specify the size (in megabytes) of the media.  Both dump and restore's manual page suggest they will prompt when the next tape/disk is required.

I guess the best thing to do would be to make a dump of some large directory and try restoring it to an empty directory to see what happens.
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