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HP Surestore 6000

Bob Steil
Occasional Visitor

HP Surestore 6000

I am using DDS-2 Data Cartridges with compressed capacity of 8GB. The maximum storage message when backing up my hard drive states 4GB. Is there a way of using multiple tapes in order to back up my entire hard drive which is about 12GB at this time.
2 REPLIES
Eric de Lange_2
Respected Contributor

Re: HP Surestore 6000

Hi Bob,

Most backupsoftware will allow you to span backups accross multiple tapes. You will have to load the tapes manually though.

best regards,

-Cal
Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: HP Surestore 6000

Hi Bob,

You don't mention what type of operating system
you have so it a little difficult to suggest.
If it HP-UX you can use a variety of different
ones.

tar
cpio
pax
dd
fbackup

'fbackup' is my choice, as it has a reasonable
compression ratio, spans across tapes and
backs up device files.

To use it try this:
vi /tmp/graph
insert this
i /
e /cdrom
e /net
Save file
As root run this
fbackup -g /tmp/graph -f /dev/rmt/0m
(substitute your tape drive here if it
is different.)

HTH
-Michael
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