Amanda:How do I back up a partition that won't fit on a tape?

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This article answers a FAQ (frequently asked question).

This question usually takes the forms:

  • "How do I back up a partition that won't fit on a tape?"
  • "Can Amanda span one file over multiple tapes?"

The new answer is: you can, as of Amanda 2.5.0! See How To:Split Dumps Across Tapes.

The old answer is: don't split your dumps, split your DLEs! See How To:Split DLEs With Exclude Lists.

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