Dell 8450 RedHat Linux 7.1 and a PowerVault 120T

Michael Solberg msolberg at arches.uga.edu
Tue Mar 19 09:14:01 CST 2002


On Tue, 19 Mar 2002, Christopher McCrory wrote:

> Hello...
> 
> 	Not yet that I know of.  The usual answer in that case, IIRC, is to use 
> multiple tar entries. Instead of:
> client  /data
> 
> you use:
> client  /data/dir1
> client  /data/dir2
> client  /data/dir3


Or, you can use the multitape command to tar like our script does.  We
backup 70+ gig from cron every night from a single partition.

> 
> 
> Then again, you could get a SDLT 110/220GB drive :)
> 
> 
> 
> Daniel Beaudoin wrote:
> > I have over 60 gig in one share.  According to what I read, Amanda does not
> > handle large partitions to many tapes.  Has this been fixed?
> > 
> > Daniel Beaudoin
> > Computer Associates
> > The software that manages E-Business
> > TEL: 819-776-7172 - FAX: 819-776-8522
> > Daniel.Beaudoin at ca.com
> > Daniel.Beaudoin at civilisations.ca
> > 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Christopher McCrory [mailto:chrismcc at pricegrabber.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 9:23 AM
> > To: linux-PowerEdge at dell.com
> > Cc: Daniel Beaudoin
> > Subject: Re: Dell 8450 RedHat Linux 7.1 and a PowerVault 120T
> > 
> > 
> > Hello...
> > 
> > 	I highly recomend amanda.  I was answering a question on another
> > mailing 
> > list so I'll just copy-n-paste:
> > 
> >      Amanda  www.amanda.org
> > 
> >      It works.  It supports most (all) unix like systems.  It supports 
> > tape libraries.  It has a mailing list with the highest signal to noise 
> > ratio I has seen.  It's on your RH and Mandrake CDs and xBSD ports.  It 
> > uses a server/client architecture so it can backup multiple clients 
> > concurently.  It will do MS clients via samba.
> > 
> > I use it with a 30 slot 2 drive DLT library to back up my entire server 
> > farm.  It takes a little tweeking to setup, but is well worth the 
> > several hours it will take.  I don't know how I ever lived without a 
> > tape library.   mtx controls the robot arm, chg-zd-mtx is the amanda part.
> > 
> > 
> > Daniel Beaudoin wrote:
> > <snip>
> > 
> >>Hi;
> >>
> >>	I have a PowerEdge 8450 running Redhat Linux 7.1 with a PowerVault
> >>120T LVD external tape drive.
> >>
> >>	When I use tar or dump while the tape drive is in sequential mode,
> >>the end of tape is reached but it does not automatically change the tape
> > 
> > and
> > 
> >>my backup fails.  Does anyone have an expect script that would do this?
> >>
> >>Thanks
> >>
> > 
> > <snip>
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Christopher McCrory
>   "The guy that keeps the servers running"
> 
> chrismcc at pricegrabber.com
>   http://www.pricegrabber.com
> 
> Let's face it, there's no Hollow Earth, no robots, and
> no 'mute rays.' And even if there were, waxed paper is
> no defense.  I tried it.  Only tinfoil works.
> 
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