I'm using dump to backup to tape. I used to run
dump 0auf /dev/st0 /home
and it would work perfectly until now. The backups span to a second tape and when done via cron, I get no visible prompt to change the tape. I've read 2 other articles on dump backups that said you can use dump via a cron job but this issue will happen when you span tapes and neither had a solution. I'm thinking there has to be a way to redirect the output to the screen even if it is via a cron job.
Does anyone know what a solution to this would be? I currently run this job manually no problem, but I'm leaving this job in a few days and the replacement is an OSS-ophobe. "simple" is a necessity, plus it will keep me from being tapped to come back and fix it everytime it goes wrong.