Dump from cron job, need to change tape
stanb at panix.com
Mon Jul 21 12:40:19 PDT 2003
On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 02:35:27PM -0400, Bob Collins wrote:
> Sorry to repost, but wanted to post with a subject line.
> >I hope I am not asking a NewB question, but I read through dump and cron
> >and see no obvious way to run a nightly dump through cron AND allow user
> >intervention to change the tape.
> >I am running a DDS2 tape drive and trying to backup around 12GB. The tape
> >runs to the end, issues the end of tape, and then dump fails. I would like
> >to be able to change the tape and get a backup.
> >Do I need to use some other software, or am I missing a switch or
> >something somewhere?
Check out Amanda. It's in the ports tree.
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