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I would like some help in choosing the right solution to backup my server.
I am running RH 8.0 on an IBM Netfinity 3000 Server. The server has an Adaptec AHA-2940U/UW/D/AIC-7881U SCSI card and an Archive Python 04106-XXX DAT drive.
Redhat seems to have detected both these devices correctly.
The server will basically be an ftp file repository. I dont see myself making many system changes after the initial setup is complete so I really just want to make 1 full backup and then incremental backups of the ftp data area daily.
Would it be easier to use an off the shelf type product or just mount, tar, unmount using my own scripts ?
I am ok with the linux environment, but havent yet worked with tape drives or backups so any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
I have a HP Surestore dat24e, and I simply use tar to do my backups. (tar = Tape ARchive) Have you tried paging through the man pages for tar, dd, cpio and testing out different ways of backing up? Is there something specifically that the standard stuff doesn't do that you need? Also, in case you haven't, go pick up the mt package.
BTW, the commands I use might not be appropriate for your set up. You mentioned mount and umount, whereas I write straight to /dev/st0 without mounting it. The only way to find out for sure is to read man pages and consult the documentation for your tape drive.
Originally posted by ghight Used "dump" for years. Not sure how easy an incremental backup would be with "tar". You would need to write a script to use it which shouldn't be that hard, but "dump" would eliminate that step.
I don't think "tar" can span tapes either. Correct me if I'm wrong.