Backup software

Nik Clayton nik at
Tue Jan 23 11:45:01 GMT 2001

On Tue, Jan 23, 2001 at 10:55:07AM -0000, David Richards wrote:
>     Can any one recommend some backup software for freebsd that will work
> with an IDE tape drive. Seagate travan ?
> I have tried akeria and it doesnt support it.  I have tried bru and it wont
> install.
> any others would be helpful

If the drive is recognised at boot up then the battle's won.

If the tape will comfortably hold a complete level 0 backup then just
stick a call to dump(8) with the appropriate parameters in cron, and
remember to change the tapes each day.

If you need to get fancier (mixing in multiple levels of dumps, or you
want things like e-mail notification of backups, statistics, and so on)
then definitely investigate Amanda, in ports/misc/amanda24.

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