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Old 03-09-2005, 03:03 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Indiana
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"DUMP", cron, and multiple tapes

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.

Old 03-12-2005, 08:19 AM   #2
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Well yesterday was my last day, so it's someone elses problem now I guess.
Old 03-06-2007, 03:59 AM   #3
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hard drive backup to mini dv

Did you figure this out? Also, what kind of tape were you using?


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