rdump problem solved

Miguel Avillez (pancho@astro1.ce.uevora.pt)
Tue, 26 Nov 1996 22:59:40 +0000 (WET)

thanks to some of you guys I was able to sort out the rdump problem.
The only thing I had to do was create a link to the /usr/sbin/rmt.

thanks for all the help

miguel

On Tue, 26 Nov 1996, Michal Jaegermann wrote:

> >
> > 3. typed in the astro1
> >
> > rdump 0uf fis:/dev/nrmt0a /dev/sda4
> ....
> > rdump: Lost connection to remote host.
> > DUMP: Bad return code from dump: 1
> >
> > can anyone tell me what is the problem? need some help
>
> Usually the problem is that 'rmt', or similar, on a remote machine is
> not where your side expects it is and providing a symbolic link, or two,
> to "even-out playing field" resolves it.
>
> Another possibility is to "pipe into rsh". I did not try that with
> dump, which has an assorted list of compatibility problems, but
> something like that worked for me just dandy:
>
> tar <options> -cf - <what> | rsh <remote> -l backup cat "> <tape_device>"
>
> Advantages are that you do not need a root access to <remote> but you
> may use a "backup" account (as long as it has priviledges good enough to
> write on a tape) and you do not need any manipulations with locations
> of executables on a remote. If you have doubts about 'cat' writing on
> a tape you may use 'dd' for that. Likely it cat be tuned better.
>
> As long as you backup program (be it dump, tar, or something else) can
> write on stdout you may use it in a pipe above instead of tar with
> an equal success.
>
> Michal
>
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