> xfsdump moved in later packages, the fact that yours is in /usr/sbin
> suggests it is rather dated. You might benefit from a newer version.
Thanks for the tip. : )
> seems like a path issue at runtime. Does your .bash_profile have pathing
> that differs from /etc/profile?
I would have thought that, except I'm calling it with a fully qualified
path, I'm not depending on $PATH - and I explicitly set $PATH to include
the directory where xfsdump is located, just in case.
> Try it without the quotes (``) around $CMD, or use:
> eval "$CMD"
Will do. I'll report tomorrow after it runs.
> you need to start your script with #!/bin/sh as the very first line.
Yes, I am, I had just omitted that and other stuff that doesn't affect
the performance, and probably wouldn't interest anybody. ; )
Thanks again to all for the replies.