newbie: weekly tape backup advice

Chris racerx at makeworld.com
Mon Jun 23 10:36:13 PDT 2003


admin wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I need some help setting up a tape backup system.  I have two FreeBSD machines
>and on external SCSI Onstream ADR50.  Got any clues how I can start a weekly
>back up plan here? 
>
>Thanks in advance,
>
>Noah
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The key would be, a tape a day? Just kidding. If you ca fit it all on 
one tape, and it's not a long backup - why not do a full backup apposed 
to some sort of incremental one.

A cron once a day should do the trick (man cron and man crontab) and I 
would think using dump (man dump) would also do the archiving.

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Best regards,
                 Chris
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