On Tue, Jul 22, 2003 at 10:54:48AM -0400, Bob Collins wrote: > At 03:52 PM 7/21/2003, Matthew Bettinger wrote: > >On Monday 21 July 2003 02:02 pm, Mike Maltese wrote: > > > > >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. > > > > > >I use bacula for my home lan and fbackup on hpux. > > > >bacula uses a mysql database to keep track of your tapes (which I > >thought was very cool) > > Thanks to all who addressed my question. Further study showed, obviously, > there is no way to let dump be interactive from cron, regardless of > switches.
Have you forgotten my screen suggestion? Seriously, it works for `dump' too!
[see http://www.geocities.com/conor_daly/mondo-with-cron/mondo-with-cron.html --
different backup program, same concept]
> > So, I shall research bacula, amanda, screen, and tar, and to get going
No, I have not forgotten your screen suggestion, it is here in the above line. I am going to research all of them. :-) Just not sure yet if cron will call both screen and then dump and leave me interactive. If so, cool, otherwise I'll consider my options.
> immediately, I'll run a manual 0 level dump and then cron for level 1 for a
> bit. I do have a couple of BIG files which will not be updating, so once on
> tape, they will be fine.
If you won't use dump, I recommend afio (/usr/ports/sysutils/afio). It has much better integrity than compressed tar and is the same size. With screen if you want.
Dump is still in contention. I'll add afio to the research list and see what works best for my environment.
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