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Old 11-22-2002
Dumping multiple Folders

How would i go about dumping my /home/ directory and my /root directory

i currently have.....

dump -f /root/backup.dp /home/ /root/


...but dump only seems to see only my first source directory and not the second (/root in this case)

anyone know a way around this..or if it is even possible?
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Old 11-27-2002
You might try using tar instead. If you were dumping to a tape, you could dump the first without rewinding the tape, and then dump the second. I don't believe you can do this to a file.

(Post your OS and version next time please).

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