System Administration Guide, Volume 1

Remote Tape or Diskette Drive

You specify a remote tape or diskette drive using the syntax host:device. ufsdump writes to the remote device when root on the local system has access to the remote system. If you usually run ufsdump as root, the name of the local system must be included in the /.rhosts file on the remote system. If you specify the device as user@host:device, ufsdump tries to access the device on the remote system as the specified user. In this case, the specified user must be included in the /.rhosts file on the remote system.

Use the naming convention for the device that matches the operating system for the system on which the device resides, not the system from which you run the ufsdump command. If the drive is on a system that is running a previous SunOS release (for example, 4.1.1), use the SunOS 4.1 device name (for example, /dev/rst0). If the system is running Solaris software, use the SunOS 5.8 convention (for example, /dev/rmt/0).

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You must specify remote devices explicitly with the dump-file argument. In previous SunOS releases, the rdump command directed the output to the remote device defined by the dumphost alias. ufsdump does not have an rufsdump counterpart.