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>>>>> "GZ" == Gregor Zattler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>>>> wrote the following on Mon, 2 Sep 2002 22:16:42 +0200
GZ> I thought about tapes. But it doesnt matter. Backups are data
GZ> as other data and there is a need to manage them one way or the
Well, rdiff-backup requires that the destination be available in the
form of a random access file system. This can probably be done with
a tape but usually its interface is represented by a block device.
GZ> So i could do a backup on two tapes: - one tape with the mirror,
GZ> another tape with the increments.
GZ> - next time i make a new mirror on tape one and copy new
GZ> increments to tape two. ... - later i make a mirror on tape
GZ> one and copy newer increments on tape three because tape two is
GZ> full? ... - even later i make a mirror on tape one and recycle
GZ> tape two for newer increments
If you can do it I suppose it would work, but rdiff-backup doesn't
know anything about tapes. There is no way to tell it to store the
mirror files on one tape and the increment files on a different tape.
Maybe I still don't get your question, but this seems unrelated to
rdiff-backup to me. rdiff-backup doesn't support tapes, just file
systems. If, after rdiff-backup is run, you have some way of backing
up a file system onto a tape, then sure, that would work, as
rdiff-backup just writes files like any other program.
GZ> How do i achive the copying of the incremets? Would cp -a
GZ> /backup/*2002.07.* /backbackup catch all necessary files?
No, the backup files will be in several directories in
/backup/rdiff-backup-data. You could use rsync maybe:
rsync -a /backup/rdiff-backup-data /backupbackup
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