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Offline khoryn

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Dump and Restore on Linux
« on: June 25, 2009, 12:23:38 AM »
Hi all,

I need some advise on DUMP and RESTORE on Linux. I am using dump command
to backup some directory to my tape drive and would like to append additional
dump to the same drive. How can I do that

eg. I have the following folders /data1 and /data2

i) On day one I backup /data1 to the tape drive

1. dump -0 -f /dev/st0 /data1

ii) On day two, I would like to backup another folder /data2 into the same tape using dump

How can I do in order not to overwrite the existing dump file on the tape

I need guide on how do I restore it back as well.
restore -if /dev/st0 ?

Looking forward to hear from you guys. thanks.