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1.42.  dump

1.42.1.  RHBA-2009:0425: bug fix update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as FASTRACK errata RHBA-2009:0425
Updated dump packages that resolve several issues are now available.
The dump package contains both dump and restore commands. The dump command examines files in a file system, determines which ones need to be backed up, and copies those files to a specified disk, tape, or other storage medium. The restore command performs the inverse function of dump; it can restore a full backup of a file system. Subsequent incremental backups can then be layered on top of the full backup. Single files and directory subtrees may also be restored from full or partial backups.
These updated dump packages provide fixes for the following bugs:
  • when running the dump command without specifying a dump level, then neither did dump's output indicate the dump level, as in the following example output:
    DUMP: Date of this level  dump: Thu Apr  2 09:05:09 2009
    DUMP: Date of this level  dump: Thu Apr  2 09:05:09 2009
    This has been corrected in these updated packages so that the dump level is no longer missing in output in which it is shown.
  • When the dump command was called without a default dump level specified on the command line, then the dump level defaulted to 0, while the dump(8) man page stated that the default level was 9. The actual default dump level that is used when this is not specified in arguments to dump is 0, and the man page has been changed to reflect this.
  • the restore(8) man page, as well as the program's help information, incorrectly implied that the '-P [file]' option could be used in conjunction with the '-A [archive_file]', which is not the case. Attempting to use both options results in the following error message: "restore: A option is not valid for P command". The restore(8) man page and restore's help has been corrected so that it is clear that the '-A' and '-P' options cannot be used together.
  • several typos in the dump(8) man page were corrected.
All users of dump are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.

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