Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 99186
Red Hat's recommendation about not using the dump/restore utilities appears to be incorrect.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:55:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
In section 18.104.22.168. "dump/restore: Not Recommended!" of the System
Administration Primer, the text says that due to the kernel's design, the
dump/restore utilities should not be used. I asked the mailing list for this
(SourceForge) project whether this recommendation was accurate. According to
their reply it is not:
The message at this link includes a reply by the primary developer of the
dump/restore utilities that says the points made are "100% accurate." Because
the message at that link contradicts your recommendation, it appears that the
recommendation should be removed and an errata should be issued.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Read Red Hat's recommendation at the URL listed above.
2.Read the reply at the URL provided in the description.
Actual Results: The maintainer of the dump/restore utilities disagrees with Red
Hat's recommendations about those utilities.
Expected Results: Either the recommendation should be removed or further
clarification should be provided by Red Hat.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 89849 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.