Quoting Wynne, Conor (Conor.Wynne at COMPAQ.COM):
> Got a copy this morning in the POST, thanks HP. I knew that was the
> case, still it didn't stop me trying tar, cpio, restore, arcserve,
> backupexec and finally arkeia.
I'm coming in late on this discussion, and am guessing this is a
customer site, for which you had problems restoring backups created
by HP Omniback II (which is part of OpenView for HP/UX).
In any event, now you know why it's really nice to have backups using
either tar or cpio (/afio) format, as they're standardised.
In fact, given a nice open-source management / front-end package like
AMANDA, a middle-level changer/drive tool like mtx, and GNU tar or cpio
/ afio for the file-handling, you wouldn't miss expensive proprietary
junk like Omniback II, Arcserve, Networker, or BackupExec.
(I do have respect BRU and Arkeia, by contrast.)
For that matter, Donncha O Caoimh's Install Backup is very good, indeed.
Anyhow, for whatever it's worth, please see my archive of backup tools
and information: http://linuxmafia.com/pub/linux/backup/
 Oh, I just noticed the compaq.com address. Never mind. ;->
Cheers, "Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?"
Rick Moen -- Steven Wright
rick at linuxmafia.com
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