> I'd like to know when this happens so that I can make the jukebox
> change tapes.
> 1. How can my backup script know when ufsdump is waiting for
> a new tape?
> 2. Once I change tapes how can the backup script tell ufsdump
> that a new tape is in the drive?
The best way to do this is to decide which file systems go
with each tape. Hopefully you don't have any file systems that are
larger than 8Gig otherwise your only option is to use a product that
understands jukeboxes like Legato or Bud tool or Amanda or something
like that. If your filesystems are small enough to get 1 or more per
tape then all you need is to create a script that does a ufsdump of
each filesystem with a mt /dev/rmt/0 rewoffl (or whatever device it is)
between each ufsdump. The rewoffl will rewind the tape, eject it
and the juke should automatically load the next tape.
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