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Updating the /etc/dumpdates file

To keep track of the backups, update the /etc/dumpdates file.


  1. To update the /etc/dumpdates file, include the u option in the dump command line.


The following command backs up the /vol/vol0 volume and adds the backup information to the /etc/dumpdates file:

dump 0fu rst0a /vol/vol0

The following list describes the elements of the command line:

Does a full backup.
Specifies that a tape device is supplied in the command line.
Updates the /etc/dumpdates file.
The tape drive rewinds the tape.
The directory to be backed up.

If the command is issued on Monday, April 16, 2001, at 45 seconds after 1:12 p.m., the following line is added to the /etc/dumpdates file:

/vol/vol0/ 0 Mon Apr 16 13:12:45 2001