Subject: Re: FYI: upgrading GNU tar
To: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/14/2002 11:55:18
On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 07:31:03AM +0200, Hauke Fath wrote:
> At 16:53 Uhr +0200 13.10.2002, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> >amanda is nice, but not always the right tool to use. Especially it can't
> >dump partitions larger than a tape.
> >I have partitions I want to backup, but doing the backup once a month,
> >by hand, is good enouth for these partitions.
> You can have your cake, and eat it: Amanda lets you handle full/level 0
> backups yourself and can be told todeal with incremental backups only for
> those partitions. Alternatively, you can work with gtar and exclude lists.

Yes, of course.
The point here was to show that amanda doesn't remplace rmt support
in tar and dump :)

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.