Post by Bret Halford [Sybase] Post by John Flynn
I'm looking at the ASE15 commands reference manual, for the dump
database command. It says "You must supply a capacity for dump
devices specified as a physical path name". And "must" is
italicized. But then Example #1 is: dump database pubs2 to "/dev/nrmt0"
That instantly seems to violate the rule.
I think this is referring to the requirements for creating logical
dump devices using sp_addumpdevice. It will raise an error if you try
to create a "tape" device without specifying capacity as it needs a
value to store in sysdevices.
No, the manual covers that case in the next sentence, where it says "If a
dump device is specified as a logical device name, the Backup Server uses
the size parameter stored in the sysdevices system table unless you specify
a capacity." The sentence I'm complaining about is the prior sentence, which
is the one I quoted above, where it is talking about dumping to a physical,
not logical, device name. Unless I'm grossly misreading this, the manual is
differentiating the two cases.