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Old 02-19-2003, 11:05 AM   #1
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Post Reading from a tape backup


I have a DLT 7000 tape backup device installed internally on my Server. I am running Linux RedHat 8.0 on the Server with Samba.

I am using flexbackup to backup my directories. I backed up a directory to the tape. Now I want to see what is on the tape.

Does anybody know how I can see what is on the tape device? I am not sure how to look at what is on the tape from Linux. Thanks for your help.
 
Old 02-19-2003, 12:07 PM   #2
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Hullo again J,

From the README on the flexbackup page :

http://flexbackup.sourceforge.net/README

List what backups are on this tape:

flexbackup -toc


From the Usage document :
http://flexbackup.sourceforge.net/usage.txt

READING ARCHIVES:
flexbackup -list : list files in archive at current
tape position
flexbackup -extract : extract all files from current tape
position into your current working directory
flexbackup -extract -files <f> : restore the files listed in file <f>
from current tape position into your
current working directory


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Old 02-19-2003, 03:33 PM   #3
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i am trying to back it up using tar, after i back it up i go to list it and it tells me that "it does not look like a tar file".

is there another way i should be backing this up to tape?

i tried erasing the tape and then backing it up, but it doesnt seem to work.
 
Old 02-19-2003, 04:31 PM   #4
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*sigh*

I give up.

>I am using flexbackup to backup my directories

For which I provided the link, documentation, usage directions and guidance on how to set up incremental backups.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45218

>i am trying to back it up using tar

So.. not using flexbackup then....

Might I subtly nudge you in the general direction of your local bookstore.

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Old 02-19-2003, 04:33 PM   #5
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slick,

i am using flexbackup, in the config file it says you can use tar to back up the files. i tried to use afio but said it wasnt present. and i have been doing a ton of reading on this. read every link but it hasnt helped. i have been experimenting too. but thanks for the help.
 
  


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