[TUHS] Backup software (was: Irwin 285)

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Fri Jan 22 10:36:10 AEST 2010

On Thursday, 21 January 2010 at 12:44:49 -0800, Corey Lindsly wrote:
>> Sure. I know.  Big SATA drives are cheap over here as well, like
>> 1.5T for 110 EURO or somesuch. I just happen to own a LTO3 and
>> enough tapes already, so the economics are not the issue. Just need
>> to have a proper piece of open source backup software that runs on
>> FreeBSD.
> And what, precisely, is the problem with using dump?
> It will span multiple tapes.

dump is non-portable.  In general, you can only restore to the same
kind of system as you write to.

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