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How to backup the OS with tape

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Rambo_1
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How to backup the OS with tape

Hi ,
I want to backup the OS with tape, how to do this ?

Thanks
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Abdul Rahiman
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Re: How to backup the OS with tape

Hello,
You can use different backup commands/utilities to backup OS filesystems (/,/usr & /var) or any other filesystems.
By far the easiest and simplest is to use the dump/vdump command. Here is what we do,
/sbin/vdump -0uf /dev/ntape/tape0_d1 /
/sbin/vdump -0uf /dev/ntape/tape0_d1 /usr
/sbin/vdump -0uf /dev/ntape/tape0_d1 /var

Also well documented in the Tru64 system administration manual,
http://h30097.www3.hp.com/docs/base_doc/DOCUMENTATION/V51B_HTML/ARH9FETE/BCKPMNTC.HTM

regds,
Abdul.
No unix, no fun
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: How to backup the OS with tape

Hi,

what os release?

greetings,

Michael
Rambo_1
Regular Advisor

Re: How to backup the OS with tape

Thanks for your replies,

And how to restore the OS with tape.

BR
Rambo_1
Regular Advisor

Re: How to backup the OS with tape

It is 4.0F .
Thanks & BR
Abdul Rahiman
Esteemed Contributor
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Re: How to backup the OS with tape

Since you are on 4.0F, replace the tape device name into 4.x style, I used 5.x style device names in the first response.

vdump -0uf /dev/nrmt0h /

And use the vrestore command to restore as follow,

# vrestore -xf /dev/nrmt0h -D /
etc..

regds,
Abdul.
No unix, no fun
Ralf Puchner
Honored Contributor

Re: How to backup the OS with tape

it is well explained within the admin guide of Tru64, why not reading the documentation?
Help() { FirstReadManual(urgently); Go_to_it;; }