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Old 02-28-2005, 12:37 PM   #1
globochem
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Schedule a Backup with Tar


I have a tape drive(st0) that I want to backup to. I was thinking of a full backup once a week and then differential backups everyday. I have looked at some man files to use tar to do this. I can backup one directory or file to the tape drive, but I am not sure what character to use to backup multiple directories. To schedule the backups I hear that crontab is the best thing to use, but I am not too familiar with it. If anyone could give me an example or point me in the direction of some good howto files it would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 12:44 PM   #2
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amanda is your best bet, plus it's open source

http://www.amanda.org/

uses tar and a couple other things, but it's fairly easy to set up and use, especially with a tape drive.

Does scheduling and staging as well.

-bob
 
Old 02-28-2005, 12:49 PM   #3
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Thanks, I will check it out.
 
  


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