Subject: Re: amanda and filesystems bigger than tape
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <email@example.com>
Date: 05/05/2000 00:18:44
> > Does amanda not handle using multiple tapes for a single fs?
> Nope. It's been on their todo list for a long time and they've been
> inviting implementations.... :-)
I suspect its not going to be trivial to retro-fit something like
that. I might have to look at it - I was thinking of making bigger
fs's using RAIDframe...
I read an article years ago in a LISA proceedings about DJ (dump jokey)
which among other things provided a virtual tape device of infinite
length - implemented using multiple ansi labled tapes. At the time I
was interested (hadn't heard of amanda back then), postgres wasn't up
to handling the SQL, that's probably changed now. Anyone used DJ?
I think the virtual tape device is the neatest solution.
Now to find some time... ;-)