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write an informix backup to file instead of tape

bo pritchard
Occasional Contributor

write an informix backup to file instead of tape

anyone know what changes to make to the onconfig file to direct a backup to a file on the disk instead of a tape device?
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Rainer von Bongartz
Honored Contributor

Re: write an informix backup to file instead of tape

That should be TADPEDEV in your $ONCONFIG


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Rainer
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daniel m_1
Advisor

Re: write an informix backup to file instead of tape

I think that was a typo,
change:
TAPEDEV
to something like:
TAPEDEV /var/big/archive.dat

also consider adjusting:

TAPEBLK 1024 # Tape block size

and

TAPESIZE 18000000 # Maximum amount of data to put on tape