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ERROR backing up using DUMP

Sonny Le
Occasional Visitor

ERROR backing up using DUMP

Hi Guys,

I am using hpux 11.11. Just recently mounted a 34gig hard drive. Tried to back up the mount point on the 34gig.

I got the error as follow:

DUMP: Dumping /dev/vg03/ri3vol1 (/mnt4) to /dev/rmt/0mn
DUMP: This is an HP long file name filesystem
DUMP: ERROR: cannot dump a large files filesystem
DUMP: ERROR: /dev/vg03/ri3vol1 is an HP large file filesystem
DUMP: the ENTIRE dump is aborted

Any helps would be greatly appreciated...

Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: ERROR backing up using DUMP

The message tells the story here.

The utility you are using can NOT dump files bigger than 2 Gigabytes on a tape.

Sorry, thank you for playing, try another utility.

Try fbackup.

Sam Backup & Recovery Choose a device back up files and directories interactively.

Omniback/Dataprotector will work if you have that.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Honored Contributor

Re: ERROR backing up using DUMP

Take a look at warning section of "dump"'s manpage:
dump will not backup a file system containing large files.
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: ERROR backing up using DUMP

You need to use
fbackup for support for large files.

Native tools does not support large files i.e. >2GB tar,cpio

you can get the GNU version of tar which can support large files from here
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: ERROR backing up using DUMP

If you absolutely MUST use dump and are absolutely CERTAIN that you DON'T have any files larger than 2GB on your system you could try turning off largefiles support for this mountpoint.

# fsadm -o nolargefiles /mountpointname

This may solve your problem, but if you need largefiles support, use fbackup as recommended above.