gzip is not working with the mknod command
Posted on 2004-08-10
I am an oracle DBA and I am trying to compress my export file as the file is being created. I am trying to use the mknod command with the gzip command to compress the export file as it being created. It appears as though I have everything setup correctly, but for some reason it does not compress the output file. the output file is "1 gig" in size. Is there some sort of buffer that needs to be factored in.
/etc/mknod test.exp p
/usr/contrib/bin/gzip < test.exp > systest_exp &
nohup exp test/test1 parfile=/opt/backup/test.par