Would it be possible to do
a remote backup of a RH 4.2
system to a SGI IRIX 4.0.5F
sytem (that has a 4 mm tape)?
thanks in advance
> > Would it be possible to do a remote backup of a RH 4.2 system to a SGI IRIX
> > 4.0.5F sytem (that has a 4 mm tape)?
To the original post:
You can do that. You should lookup GNU tar(1) and rmt. Basically
tar will use rsh to controll the remote tar drive and pipe the data
to it. You will need to be able to use rsh as a user with write
access to the tape device (eg: root)
Then it's something like:
but check the man page for the syntax first.
Note that GNU tar uses /etc/rmt to actually control the drive. So
your IRIX will need to have this. Also I heard some Linux systems have
a problem finding rmt because it got installed in /sbin. If this is the
case a link from /etc/rmt to the executable shoudl fix it.
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I'm trying to automate (as much as possible) daily backups using Ultrix 4.1.
I've got things set up so backup is started via /etc/crontab, but have
been unable to get the procedure to respond to input from the console.
(i.e When /etc/dump says there's no tape in the drive I can't work out
how to let keys typed at the console to be directed to /etc/dump).
I'd also like to backup a number of other machines onto a centrally
located tape drive. Any hints on a sensible approach?
Thanks for your help
University of New England
Lismore NSW Australia