Subject: Re: amanda and filesystems bigger than tape
To: Simon J. Gerraty <>
From: Andreas Wrede <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/29/2000 09:31:43
On Sat, 29 Apr 2000, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:

> In a discussion some time ago, on whether to use or not use hardware
> compression with amanda, the concensus was not to.
> So... I have a DDS1 tape, that will hold 2G native, and a 4G
> filesystem which is 90% full.  For a while now amanda has been giving
> up on full dumps as they would not fit on the one tape I allow for the
> overnight backups.
> So I setup a different config allowing multiple tapes, but amanda
> still skipped the big fs saying it was bigger than the tape.
> Does amanda not handle using multiple tapes for a single fs?
> Perhaps I need some magic in my config?

Amanda does not support multi-volume dumps. One solution is to do a
level 0 dump manually and have amanda only do level 1+ dumps. Whenever
the level 1+ dumps get to big, I run another manual level 0 dump. To
get amanda to skip level 0 dumps use the 'nofull' parameter in the
dumptype definition for the filesystem.

    - aew