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Management Of Backups With DAT Devices

May 26, 2009, 00:56 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"1 Introduction.

"In this guide, I would show a simple way to make copy on tapes of your servers. The system is designed for organizations that simply need to have data accessible on a DAT tape.

"It involves the combination of utility mt (cpio) with rsync and some scripts.

"Everything described here works under GNU/Linux and, I presume, is portable to most BSD distributions. Surely, it works on my Ubuntu box.

"2 Scenario.

"A SCSI DAT is connected to a server and the server to a network (eg Internet). Through the network and with the utility rsync, server gets the file from the servers that need to be copied to tape.

"Once we'll have the data in the server connected to DAT device, we'll dump those to one or more tapes. These processes are performed automatically using cron."

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