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Old 11-10-2008, 10:48 AM   #1
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Script for tape backup


I am new to linux and i need to create a script to backup data on two partitions on my hard disk to an tape drive.How do i go about the same??
 
Old 11-10-2008, 04:13 PM   #2
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Use two tar commands to pack the partitions into tarballs and write the files to tape. (tar is a contraction for tape archive). If you want to use compression the first tar command will be roughly along the lines of:

tar -czf /dev/tape /path/to/data/*

The second command could add place the second partition on the second file on the tape or on a separate tape depending on the space needed.

See:

man tar

Then create a file containing your tar commands and whatever other commands you want in the script. Make the script command executable.

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Last edited by jailbait; 11-10-2008 at 04:15 PM.
 
  


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