AFBACKUP: full_backup not working w/ftape

AFBACKUP: full_backup not working w/ftape

Post by Frank Mil » Sat, 24 Apr 1999 04:00:00

full_backup ... properly loads the right device driver modules,
and the tape driver _starts_ to run.  It soon halts, though,
and nothing has been written to tape.

cartis 1 and label_tape (think that's the right name) ran
seemingly successfully.

Once halted after 10 to 15 minutes of waiting, afbackup e-mails
me a message that it was unable to operate the tape drive
(sorry, forget exact wording).  full_backup is being run by
root, so permissions should not be an issue.

The ftape home page says that afbackup is supposed to work with
the ftape driver.

'tob' works, but afbackup seems more appropriate for my nascent

Any thoughts as to what might be wrong -- would be much appreciated.
I've tried both the current Debian/slink version as well as
downloading & compiling the original source.




1. help with geting afbackup to work

Hello everyone,

I am in need of some help with afbackup.  I have read the help files for
afbackup and just can not get this program to work on my FreeBSD 4.7 box.  
I was actually looking for help with 2 things.

1.  Can someone point me in the direction or give me some info on where I
can find examples of some afbackup scripts, possibly something I can run in
crontab.  I've never used a command line backup program so this is all new
to me.  All I want to do is backup my /home partition (or slice), which
ever is politically correct for FreeBSD.  :)  

2.  Is there a way to find out what device your tape drive is being
recognized as.  This is the first time I'm using FreeBSD and I checked the
handbook but could not figure anything out.  I'm guessing I will need to
know the device name when I use afbackup.  Is there a standard or a tool to
find it?  It's an internal scsi Compaq 4/16 Turbo DAT tape drive.

Thanks in advance

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