Re: tape backup woes
Thanks to Tein Yuan, Mark Mengel and Kurt Ruthmansdorfer,
I've been able to successfully make a tar backup from a remote machine.
Tar uses (rsh) the .rhosts file to determine if the remote (client) is
allowed to make the backup on the local (server -- has the tape drive)
Once the .rhosts file has a listing of the client node, tar works remote:
tar zcv --file HOSTNAME:/dev/tape <directories to be tarred>
makes a compressed backup of the directories listed.
fmb notes: fmb has not been tested on Linux systems and it is my hope
that the sdss group will support Linux in the near future. Again, the
problem that I am seeing is a failure to list the archive once it has
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