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Re: DBM Portability?

by hossman (Prior)
on Oct 03, 2002 at 06:46 UTC ( #202448=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to DBM Portability?

DBM files tend to be very sparse. Depending on how you copy the files from one machine to another, you might be corrupting the file.

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Re: Re: DBM Portability?
by rdfield (Priest) on Oct 03, 2002 at 08:10 UTC
    In addition to the comments by hossman: although not experienced personally I've heard from a very good source that tar doesn't deal with sparse files properly: use dd and cpio instead.


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