[lug] Tape Drives
purenrg at hiveportal.net
Mon Oct 28 08:33:33 MST 2002
I would suggest taking a look at Amanda. It combines the advantages of
both tar and dump. It also offers some great remote backup features.
Using tar or dump can become a holy war (and it will if you give it
long enough ;o)
Both tar and dump have their differing strengths and weaknesses and in
the end, it depends on the function of your backups.
On Mon, Oct 28, 2002 at 08:22:44PM +0000, j davis wrote:
> >BRU looks nice. But GNU tar is _very_ reliable and Free as in Freedom.
> >The invocation to use would be something like:
> > tar -cvf /dev/st0 /etc/ /var/www /home /var/spool/mail
> >where you'd substitute "/dev/st0" for your particular device. After
> >creating an archive on the tape, run:
> > tar -tvf /dev/st0
> >to get a list of the contents.
> Why do you suggest tar instead of dump/restore?
> and is ther a easy way to do incremental backups
> using tar?
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