[CentOS] Deleting files from dump?

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Thu Nov 29 16:16:06 UTC 2007

--On Thursday, November 29, 2007 8:50 AM -0500 Scott Ehrlich 
<scott at MIT.EDU> wrote:

> Is it possible to delete a file from dump?   I saved it in one dump
> archive, and want to save space by deleting it from the others.

You'd need to write a new dump file, as it models a physical tape, and 
removing a file would be equivalent to either chopping out a piece of tape 
(ie. not feasible) or leaving a gap.

You might want to ask this on the dump mailing list at http://dump.sf.net/. 
Stelian Pop (maintainer of dump) should be able to help with a command to 
pipe a restore into a dump that omits one file.

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