Remote Backups to SUN?

Remote Backups to SUN?

Post by Michael Web » Wed, 21 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Has anyone out there been able to backup their linux system to a
SUN/Sparc running Solaris?  I know that it would be possible to
tar the file system(s) into a file, and then ftp/rcopy the file over
to the SUN, but this isn't really the best solution once the file
systems get close to full.....Is there a better way?  It sure
would be nice to regularly backup the linux boxes to our DAT drive!

Thanks in Advance,

Mike Weber
Computer Sciences Corp.


Remote Backups to SUN?

Post by Marty Sel » Wed, 28 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Remote backup is on my list of things to do too.. ;)
Here's something close to what I'm going to be using:

linuxbox% tar cf - . | rsh sunbox dd of=/dev/rmt0 obs=20b

Of course this assumes that you have networking setup and the
R-commands available. Permissions on the tape device would also
be important. But you get the idea....