[CentOS] gtar compression achieved

Wed Feb 1 16:18:03 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 10:10 AM, Alan McKay <alan.mckay at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is there some reason you aren't using amanda?  Give it some holding
>> disk space and it will run multiple backups at once, buffering on
>> disk, and figure out how they should go on the tape for you.
> I'm archiving, not backing up.

Is there some limit to the number of tapes it will track or the length
of a cycle?

> I looked at Amanda for a few days and it would be really clunky to do what
> I want.

I haven't used it for a while, but I thought it had an indexing
mechanism that would let you tell it what you want and it would tell
you the tapes you need and the order to restore them (for full +
incremental cases).  And it could re-index the tapes if you lost the
disk copy.   Maybe that doesn't fit your use, but it seemed handy.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com