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Date:      Fri, 05 Jan 1996 10:40:15 -0800
From:      gpalmer@westhill.cdrom.com
To:        scott@statsci.com
Cc:        Branson Matheson <branson@longstreet.larc.nasa.gov>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org (FreeBSD Questions)
Subject:   Re: Tar backup to another machine ? 
Message-ID:  <24034.820867215@westhill.cdrom.com>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Fri, 05 Jan 1996 10:25:24 PST." <199601051825.KAA19589@block.statsci.com> 

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Scott Blachowicz wrote in message ID
<199601051825.KAA19589@block.statsci.com>:
> Branson Matheson <branson@longstreet.larc.nasa.gov> wrote:
> > > Is it possible to use amanda to do backups without having a "work"
> > > disk?

> >  Yes .. but it will be slow and dump things directly to tape. 

> Hmmm...I thought I'd tried the obvious things...maybe I'll have to go try
> again.

If you get the source and look at the docs, it has an example of how
to do it. Sorry, I can't remember offhand. It's ages since I touched
our local Amanda setup. If it works, don't touch it :-)

> > > 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?

> >  has to be one tape at this point. 

> Oh well...sometimes I'd like to be able to just leave a tape in the drive
> and let it just append to the tape.

No can do. It keeps track of which tapes it can write to through a
label scheme :-(

Gary



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