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Old 07-13-2001, 04:47 PM   #1
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Question 2 questions(Re: backup to scsi tape drive)


OK, I have 2 questions. Pretty simple I think.
I have:
Linux Server
SCSI Tape drive - > st0


1. I want to use tar to backup files to the tape drive. What is the command line to do that?


2. If I wanted to use DUMP to backup to this drive also, what would the command be to do that? Thanks!
 
Old 07-13-2001, 05:19 PM   #2
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Re: 2 questions(Re: backup to scsi tape drive)

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Originally posted by ascii2k
1. I want to use tar to backup files to the tape drive. What is the command line to do that?

2. If I wanted to use DUMP to backup to this drive also, what would the command be to do that?
Code:
tar cvf /dev/st0 /someDirYouWantToBackup
If you don't want to see all the files it processing (handy if you start it in background using &) then ommit the v from the above command. Don't have a clue about dump, I ain't got it on my box...

HTH a bit

Jamie...
 
Old 07-16-2001, 09:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info! Does anyone else know the commands for dump?
 
Old 07-16-2001, 06:07 PM   #4
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First do a man dump to see if the man page is there. If not, check here for dump.
 
Old 07-16-2001, 06:36 PM   #5
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I think tar is more powerfull than dump...One of the greatest backup solutions software is built on tar...If I were you I will just use tar as Jamie suggested.
 
Old 07-16-2001, 06:47 PM   #6
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I've got good milage out of cpio too - its stores more of the file details.

cheers

Jamie...
 
  


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