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tarek_3
Frequent Advisor

tape

hi
I need to backup informix logs using ontape -c utility
(continuous backup) is there any way to now that the tape is full and it must be changed.
thanks for your help.
bye
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Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: tape

We use DLT's and change the tape daily. We've never come close to filling one. I think even with DAT tapes, you should be able to fit a day's worth of logs on a tape.

Pete

Pete
Robert-Jan Goossens
Honored Contributor

Re: tape

Hi,

Take a look at next doc,

http://www.j3iss.com/unix_backup/informix.html

once ontape detects that the backup device is full, it prompts for a second tape.

Hope it helps,

Robert-Jan.
Carlos Fernandez Riera
Honored Contributor

Re: tape

There are some programs to retrive this data directly from tape devices.

See:
http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,,0x00cc5a3e6e0bd6118ff40090279cd0f9,00.html
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Malcolm Weallans
Occasional Advisor

Re: tape

You are always informed by a message to let you know when the tape is full. If you want to terminatewriting to a tape before it gets fulll press the INTR key and it will stop at the end of the current logical log.
shouldn't every database be online?