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Old 05-22-2004
Java backup using tape

hello everybody...
i need some help ...
so... i need to do some backups from one solaris system and i dont know whitch is the best solution....to use tar or ufsdump...?
...and .... how can i restore files from tape if on the tape i have 2 sessions....how can i access second session....?
enough for now....
thanks for understanding and for help.....
# 2  
Old 05-22-2004
ill assume youre using solaris, so ill leave this thread here. please dont double post.
# 3  
Old 05-22-2004
.............

have a look at this:
# man mt
# man ufsrestore

both, tar and ufsdump, are nice tools for backup, when i have a tape i would prefer tar, if not ufsdump. ufsdump has a nice interactive mode using:
# ufsrestore -if /backup/dumpfile

greetings Preßy
# 4  
Old 05-24-2004
I like using Tar myself.

Don't do what many people I have seen do. When creating a backup MARK IT CLEARLY! put what format/date the tape was created on.

Until you've had a huge pile of un marked tapes dumped on you to see what is on them you don't realise how much time it will save if you label them correctly! Smilie
# 5  
Old 05-24-2004
personally i use ufsdump.

but if you like to use tar you may want to look at pax as an alternative.

generally on a default system you woudl use one of the following to do backups:

ufsdump
pax
tar
cpio

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