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Question remote backup ?


MachineA has the tape drive.
Currently using ufsdump to backup MachineA.

ufsdump 0uf /dev/rmt/0n /

Currently using ufsdump on MachineB to MachineA's tape drive (appending to same tape).

ufsdump 0uf MachineA:/dev/rmt/0n /

Is there a way to use ufsdump on MachineA to backup MachineB's filesystem on MachineA's tape drive?

I would like to do it this way because I have two separate crons (one on MachineA, one on MachineB) running backups to the same tape drive and would rather have one cron on MachineA that will do both.

Running on solaris 5.8

Thanks in advance
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AMRMTAPE(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       AMRMTAPE(8)

amrmtape - remove a tape from the Amanda database SYNOPSIS
amrmtape [ -n ] [ -v ] [ -q ] [ -d ] config label DESCRIPTION
Amrmtape invalidates the contents of an existing backup tape in the configuration database. This is meant as a recovery mechanism when a good backup is damaged either by faulty hardware or user error, e.g. the tape is eaten by the drive or is overwritten. See the amanda(8) man page for more details about Amanda. OPTIONS
-n Generate new tapelist and database files with label removed, but leave them in /tmp and do not update the original copies. -v List backups of hosts and disks that are being discarded. Enabled by default. -q Opposite of -v. -d Run in debugging mode so all executed commands are shown. EXAMPLE
Remove tape labeled DAILY034 from the DailySet1 configuration. # amrmtape DailySet1 DAILY034 AUTHOR
Adrian T. Filipi-Martin <atf3r@cs.virginia.edu> SEE ALSO
amadmin(8), amanda(8) AMRMTAPE(8)

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