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Date:      Fri, 05 Jan 1996 08:40:58 -0800
From:      Scott Blachowicz <scott@statsci.com>
To:        Terry Lambert <terry@lambert.org>
Cc:        wjh@bhoss.ifx.net, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Tar backup to another machine ? 
Message-ID:  <199601051640.IAA18236@block.statsci.com>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Thu, 04 Jan 1996 19:55:04 -0700." <199601050255.TAA01089@phaeton.artisoft.com> 

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Terry Lambert <terry@lambert.org> wrote:

> You would probably be better off using the "Amanda" port in "packages"
> if your intent is to perform remote backups.

That reminds me...

Is it possible to use amanda to do backups without having a "work" disk?
At one point, I was fiddling with using it to manage backups on my home
system, but I just want it to manage the dumps.  I don't need it to
parallelize anything or buffer anything (nor do I have the free disk space
to allow it to).

Also, is it possible for amanda to put multiple days' backups on the same
tape?  I've got a 2.3Gb tape drive (Exabyte), but I don't have THAT much
stuff to backup.  Or does it really need one tape per backup run?

Or am I better off just cobbling together my own scripts to automate it?
Or should I RTFM better/more thoroughly? :-)

thanx,
Scott Blachowicz    Ph: 206/283-8802x240    StatSci, a div of MathSoft, Inc.
                                            1700 Westlake Ave N #500
scott@statsci.com                           Seattle, WA USA   98109
Scott.Blachowicz@seaslug.org



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