Dell 8450 RedHat Linux 7.1 and a PowerVault 120T

Daniel Beaudoin Daniel.Beaudoin at civilisations.ca
Tue Mar 19 09:23:01 CST 2002


I would love to.  I don't think my manager would be happy with me...
hehehehe.  I will work on this.  Thanks again for your help.

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 10:00 AM
To: linux-PowerEdge at dell.com
Cc: Daniel Beaudoin
Subject: Re: Dell 8450 RedHat Linux 7.1 and a PowerVault 120T


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


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>
> 
> 



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