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Specifying the dump path

The dump path specifies one volume, qtree, or subtree to back up. (A subtree is a directory in a volume or qtree.)

About this task

You can specify a dump path by specifying a volume, qtree, or subtree to back up all the data in it. The volume, qtree, or subtree can be in either of the following locations:

  • The active file system—for example, /vol/volname/home
  • A Snapshot copy—for example, /vol/volname/.snapshot/weekly.0/home

Step

  1. To specify a single dump path, put the path name of the volume, qtree, or subtree that you want to back up at the end of the dump command.

Example

The following command contains the dump path /vol/vol0:

dump 0f rst0a /vol/vol0

The following list describes the elements of the command line:
0
Does a full backup.
f
Specifies that a tape device is supplied in the command line.
rst0a
The tape drive rewinds the tape.
/vol/vol0
The dump path.