At 02:06 PM 7/22/2003, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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 --
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.

-- Josh

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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