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Old 09-06-2001
Question backing up

Ok I'm trying to backup a HD using ufsdump but no matter what I do it rewinds the tape after the dump. Now the tape isn't full (only 285mb) and I still have 6 more partitions I want to put on this tape.
How can I stop the tape from rewinding because I can't think of anything.

Also is there any programs out there for Solaris for backing up. Or whats another good way of backing up apart from tape. Keeping in mind that the backup needs to be bootable for recovery on several brand new disks.

Thanks in advance if you can help Smilie
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Old 09-06-2001

Are you using the "o" flag in the options? If so, that is what is causing the rewind.

Check the man page for more details.
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Old 09-06-2001
Maybe you should use a no-rewind device. I am no Solaris guy but for HP-UX e.g. there is an important difference between /dev/rmt/0m (rewind) and /dev/rmt/0mn (no rewind)
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Old 09-06-2001
machine: ultra 5
NOS: solaris 7
non-rewinding tape drive: /dev/rmt/0n
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Old 09-09-2001

try using the tar command to directly backup your stuff on the tape drive.
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