[CentOS] reading old dump backups from 2009

Sat Nov 3 12:17:10 UTC 2018
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

> On Nov 3, 2018, at 06:26, Pete Biggs <pete at biggs.org.uk> wrote:
> I don't think dump has changed anything in 20 years or so!  And I
> certainly can't see it changing such that it can't read old files -
> that is, sort of, it's raison d'etre.

A bit off topic but...

Funny story, at a previous job, my boss was able to extract the data off tapes made in the 80s on tops-20 systems (iirc) with the version of restore on FreeBSD, but couldn’t get the tape drive to work on anything but Linux, so he had to extract the tapes on a RHL system then copy them to FreeBSD to read into the restore program. He actually was able to find the data he was looking for. 

Jonathan Billings