On Tue, 24 Jun 2003, Tilo Lutz wrote:
> I have a problem using xfsdump to backup on a remote
> system. I use an onstream-tape wich is only able
> safe data with a blocksize of 32768.
> Is it possible xfsdump is ignorier the "-b" parameter
> if data will be stored on a remote host?
> If I run xfsdump -f backup@$IP:/dev/nst0 -o -l 0 -L "`date`" -M
> "Server" -F -b 32768 / I get the following error on
> remote host: st0: Illegal blocksize.
> But blocksize is OK. The same command works on the remote host
> itself and tar is working on both machines.
> Any ideas whats wrong?
I had the same problem, and I ended up adding the '-m' flag to get around
it. Here's my command line (lto1 drive, 1024k block size):
xfsdump -o -b 1048576 -m -F -L $LOCALNAME:$FS -d 256 -e -p 60 -l $LEVEL -f
$DRIVEHOST:$DRIVEPATH -c "$MEDIACHANGE" $FS
It seems remote drive handling still needs some work, but this may be a
limitation in rmt, not xfsdump.