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    I would like to use the original dump command to run on openSuse 12.3 as is discussed in the fourth edition of the Unixand Linux system Administration Handbook to back up my system using dump (page 307) I haven't found a download for this. Can anyone help? I would appreciate this. email is lat18long66@hughes.net

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    Default Re: dump command

    Quote Originally Posted by marinerojoven View Post
    I would like to use the original dump command to run on openSuse 12.3 as is discussed in the fourth edition of the Unixand Linux system Administration Handbook to back up my system using dump (page 307) I haven't found a download for this. Can anyone help? I would appreciate this. email is lat18long66@hughes.net
    Hi marinerojoven,

    welcome to openSUSE. Dump is available in the standard OSS repository. (I can only check for 12.2 but I am quite sure it should available in 12.3, too.)
    You can install it via YaST - Software Management. Or on the console.
    Run as root:
    Code:
    zypper in dump
    If it is not available, proabably you have to add the repository, first. YaST - Software Repositories.
    The address is
    Code:
    http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/

    With zypper, I am not sure. You can check
    Code:
    man zypper

    Have a lot of fun!
    kasi

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    Kasi...
    Thank-you. Found and downloaded with no problem. I guess I'm a control freak and don't like GUIs. This is a big help.

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    Default Re: dump command

    On 2013-10-03 18:56, marinerojoven wrote:
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    > Kasi...
    > Thank-you. Found and downloaded with no problem. I guess I'm a control
    > freak and don't like GUIs. This is a big help.


    Please be aware that dump is "old" and not all filesystems support it.
    You will have to check.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: dump command

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    Please be aware that dump is "old" and not all filesystems support it.
    You will have to check.
    Yes, after re-thinking my post I thought I might have mentioned alternatives. "dd" is a good tool to copy whole partitions etc. for frequent backups you could use "rsync". I personally like "unison", as it can be operated completely in bash / silent mode or with GUI e.g. for trouble shooting or convenience....

    However, dump supports etx4. At least is should run in a recent standard setup.

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