Debian (not Linux) newbie
@SUBJECT:Debian (not Linux) newbie question #1 N
I've been running Linux for almost a year now. I started with Slackware,
moved to Red Hat 3.0.3 now I want to move to Debian. I will be moving
Red Hat to another machine once I get Debian configured the way I want.
I am having two problems getting things set up. One is related to Debian,
the other is more Linux in general but I hope someone can get me pointed
in the proper direction.
First problem is about the backup utilities tob and taper. Up until
recently, I have been able to backup my hard drives to tape (floppy tape
drive using zftape v1.05) using a single 200 MB (uncompressed) tape. The
drive is 1.6 GB and until recently it has not been too full. However, I
have now reached the point where I need more than one tape and this is
where my trouble started.
When I use tob and get to the end of the first tape, afio doesn't prompt
for another tape. All it is does it print a 'tape full' error for every
remaining file. In /etc/tob.rc, I have the BACKUPCMD set to:
BACKUPCMD='afio -oxZv -b 10240 -s0 -T 3k -G 9 $BACKUPDEV < $FILELIST'
The -b 10240 was necessary because without it afio complains about a bad
block size while writing to the tape.
If I understand the man page for afio, -s0 should make afio pause when a
tape fills. It doesn't. With -s0, afio behavior is the same. It keeps
trying writing to the full tape.
I tried using using taper (with zftape). When the tape fills up, taper
chokes with a child segmentation error in a dialog box. If I click on the
'OK', taper just hangs. When I didn't fill the tape, taper would work
I've seen folks mention on the list use both tob and taper with success,
so I must be doing something wrong. Can someone give me a clue to what it
is? :-) Thanks!
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