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fbackup version

I am running HPUX B.11.00 and using fbackup to backup the system.

I need to know the version number of fbackup. Is there a command that will tell me this information?
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Re: fbackup version

Hi Joy:

The version of 'fbackup' and 'frecover' is reflected in the "magic label" and written into the volume header. Using the '-V /path' argument to either 'fbackup' or 'frecover' writes or reads, respectively this volume header.

From the manpages:

/* begin_quote */

Magic Field

On valid fbackup media, it contains the value FBACKUP*LABEL (HP-UX 11i Version 3 and beyond). Previous values of this field were FBACKUP_LABEL (between HP-UX 10.20 and HP-UX 11i Version 2 inclusive) and FBACKUP LABEL (before HP-UX 10.20).

/*endof_quote */

Regards!

...JRF...
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If I am understanding this correctly, the version of fbackup is stored on the tape. How do I obtain this information from the tape?
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Re: fbackup version

Hi (again) Joy:

For example:

# fbackup -f /dev/rmt/0m -i /tmp

...to backup the '/tmp' filesystem

# frecover -NV /tmp/myfblabel -f /dev/rmt/0mn
# cat /tmp/myfblabel

OR to your terminal:

# frecover -NV - -f /dev/rmt/0mn

Regards!

...JRF...

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Re: fbackup version

Thank you for spelling this out to me. My sysadmin guy has left on disability and my training in HPUX is 10 years old and rusty.
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Re: fbackup version

Hi (again) Joy:

> Thank you for spelling this out to me

You are most welcome. If you are happy with the answers you received, please read:

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#28

Regards!

...JRF...
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Re: fbackup version

did the "sysadmin guy" happen to ever tell anyone that 11.0 (and the hardware its on) are way out of support?

If not, *you* might want to begin looking into upgrading....just a thought.