I've also looked into this (I have a DDS2 autoloader), but unfortunately dump doesn't support multiple volumes. Because my /, /usr and /var partitions will fit on one tape, I use dump for those. For everything else (i.e. large file shares) I just use tar with the -M flag when doing a manual backup. This will cause tar to prompt for a new tape when it has reached the end of the current tape. This is the best solution I could come up with, although it make incrementals a bit tough (see the -g flag under man tar). If my system disk crashes, I can be reasonably confident that I'll have a working system after restoring those parts from a dump, and tar seems to work fine for regular files.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Collins" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Monday, July 21, 2003 11:35 AM Subject: Dump from cron job, need to change tape > Sorry to repost, but wanted to post with a subject line. > > >I hope I am not asking a NewB question, but I read through dump and cron > >and see no obvious way to run a nightly dump through cron AND allow user > >intervention to change the tape. > > > >I am running a DDS2 tape drive and trying to backup around 12GB. The tape > >runs to the end, issues the end of tape, and then dump fails. I would like > >to be able to change the tape and get a backup. > > > >Do I need to use some other software, or am I missing a switch or > >something somewhere? > > > >TIA > >Bob > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"