From: Raymond Kelly (ray at domain phbrink.ie)
Date: Thu 30 Sep 1999 - 19:05:11 IST
I've been backing up data from my desktop machine so as to have
something to fall back to incase my planned RH6 Upgrade goes pear shaped
for some reason.
My tape drive is is a not new DDS2 quad jukebox jobbie attached to an
old DEC celebris server (p-100 era).
The backups are done across nfs using tar (cfMp, no z cause it complains
about compressing multi volume archives).
My question is bearing im mind that I'm using DDS3 tapes and the
size/useage of the mounted partitions (df output below).
Why the hell have I had to feed 5 tapes (so far)into the damn thing?
Just to give an idea of what won't fit on a tape, 2 redhat 6 iso images
(sizes below) endend poking out either ends of one of these tapes
ideas about what I could do to reduce the amt of tape required would be
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/hda1 2.4G 253M 2.0G 11% /
/dev/hda5 1.5G 810M 658M 55% /home
/dev/hda2 2.4G 1.6G 636M 72% /usr
/dev/hda7 4.1G 3.8G 284M 93% /crap
/dev/hda6 1.2G 22M 1.2G 2% /foo
-- Raymond Kelly: ray at domain phbrink.ie: Systems Administrator: PH Brink International, Ballybrit Business Park, Galway, Ireland: TEL: +353 91 771181: Mobile: +353 87 2886761 (Caller ID only): http://www.linux.ie/linux-ie-people.html#RayKelly
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