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Feb 22, 2010

Currently I have bacula backing up the contents of my server on a daily basis (Mon-Fri) on to a tape. There are in total 9 backup tapes so far. One for each day of the week (Mon-Thurs) and one for every Friday in the month (so there are 5 friday tapes). The tapes are all from the same pool and once the tapes are full they should then get recycled. As I understand and from what I have seen, the data from my server backups up to the tape and is then marked with the append status. Every time that tape is used, data is then appended onto the tape until the tape is full. At this point it is marked as full but wont be recycled until all the tapes from the pool are marked as full (so until all 9 tapes are full).

My question is, is there a way of overwriting the data on the next backup on the tape, rather than appending or requiring that all tapes in a pool are full before a tape can be recycled. As the mon-thurs tapes currently cant be recycled until all the Friday tapes have been used. The reason why I dont have seperate pools for the Friday backups and the other days of the week or even seperate pools for each day of the week, is that if a tape is accidently not changed or someone puts in the incorrect tape by accident a backup will still occur. Which is better than no backup!

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Sep 15, 2010

I am setting up a tape drive back up, but I am having "fun" with bacula configuration. Basically the drive is working , I ran the test with the btape program and all was correct. I am basically meddled up with the jargon and the very large bacula documentation. I created some 2 volumes and gave the mounted the tapedrive (labeled) the name of one of them "tapevol2" .... now I can not relabel the tape, I deleted the volume "tapevol2" but still the tape drive is mounted with that name, even though the volume is deleted. If I add ( create more volumes) I can not make the tape to mount with anything different that "tapevol2". I would like to go back to zero and delete all volumes, and mount the tape with one of the newly created volumes, so the jobs back up can run.

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wget --user=x --password=x --recursive --no-clobber --page-requisites --html-extension --convert-links --no-parent -O ssi.html "10.0.x.x/inventory_status.ssi?mag_0=1&mag_1=1"



<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="javascript">


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ls /dev/tape/


ls -lt /dev/tape/by-id/
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2011-02-25 14:54 scsi-3500110a00145553e -> ../../st0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2011-02-25 14:54 scsi-3500110a00145553e-nst -> ../../nst0


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Could you recommend a backup software for my needs?

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1.Which tape drive is good also compatible with Linux (centos ), pls send me the link
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Feb 9, 2010

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Since the backkup was done with cpio instead of tar, I'm not sure if I can browse the tape with restore -i anyway.What would be the best way to browse the tape on /dev/rmt/1 without actually restoring anything ?This is an ancient DGUX system, not Linux, and I'm not a unix expert I just inherited this server recently, but a lot of things are very similar to Linux and it looked like this might be a good place to ask.

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1-- know that the drive they are backing up is < 800GB (lto4)
2-- they do not get a completion emails and the think to walk to the basement and see the request for a second tape.
I wish for an email that would tap them on the shoulder that : " you need to put in a second tape "so -- if i know the exact syntax that shows in the terminal - which is:Prepare volume #2 for `/dev/st0' and hit return:then can i test for that somehow?

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Feb 10, 2011

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1) mt /dev/st0 rewind

2) tar xvf /dev/st0

3) tar xvf /dev/st0 fsf 1 (Using this to move to the next segment of the tape) and then

4) tar -xvf/dev/st0

I keep repeating steps 3 and 4.

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1. Login as root.
2. Edit the following file:
vi /etc/modules.conf
3. Add the following line as appropriate:
add options scsi_mod max_scsi_luns=128
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The problem is I don't have an /etc/modules.conf and am not sure exactly which file would be equivalent? If this is even the correct solution.

My tape drive is controllable and functions well using "mt -f /dev/nst0 status" so it seems to be a matter of LT&T software to detect the tape drive.

At the risk of providing too much info here some, possibly relevant, output from lshw

description: PCI bridge
product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c
bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
version: b5

[Code] .....

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I have dell poweredge 830 server with tape drive and RHEL 4 running on it....the issue i am facing is,i am unable to insert the tape as i had ejected the tape forcefully from it....

i tried to do a listing of the contents backedup on tape and it got struck in middle throwing below error,

/dev/st0:device input/output error. after which i was unable to eject the tape using
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i removed the tape by holding the eject button and now when i try to insert another tape, it's unable to take the tape in to tape drive...

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