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Old 11-22-2004, 01:56 AM   #1
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Question Backups...


I have a RH 7.3 server runnign a very coplexed MIS system and I doubt that the MIS company will upgrade soon. Currently they made a dir availabel for me to backup using my NEO 2000 30xtape library with Backup Exec 9.1 but I am sure their must be an easier way or more secure way of backing up my server and makign sure I don't loose anything?

Can someone out there give me some ideas or tips on how this shoudl be done?
 
Old 11-22-2004, 02:45 AM   #2
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May be you can mirror all those dir with rsync to other UNIX box. But i'm not clear from your question.. you want to take backup on another UNIX box? or Tape or what else?
 
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I woudl prefer to do backups to tape....
 
Old 11-22-2004, 11:29 AM   #4
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For tape backup you can use

tar
dump (full backup)
cpio

etc

Here is simple example:

assuming that your tape driver is /dev/st0
See tape drive staus:
Code:
mt -f /dev/st0 status
Rewind the tape:
Code:
mt -f /dev/st0 rewind

To backup /home/httpd dir:
Code:
tar -cvf /dev/st0 /home/httpd
To restore later:
Code:
tar -xvf /dev/st0
For more info read man pages or visit urls
How to use your tape drive under Linux :: http://nic.phys.ethz.ch/readme/80

Media rotation schem: http://www.dlttape.com/ThreeRs/Reliability/Rotation/

Hope this helps
 
  


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