Talk:How To:Split Dumps Across Tapes (Amanda-3.1 and earlier)
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Q: Does tape spanning only work when you're using 'tar'? or does it also work with 'dump'?
A: It should work on both tar as well as dump.
Q: Is an autoloader required to use the tape spanning capability ? or Can the tape spanning capability be used by manually changing the tapes ?
A: Manual changers are O.K. Amanda will send email indicating it is waiting for the next tape. (2/6/2009)
Q: When splitting Dumps across Tapes with a single tape, tape drive, Will Amanda eject and ask for the next tape via tty / email ? (2/2/2009)
A: Yes Amanda ejects My LTO2 and sends me an email indicating which tape to bring next (2/6/2009)
After the Second tape is put in the tape drive, is there a command that needs to be executed to continue the backup? is it automatic? can it sit over a long weekend without issues waiting for the next tape? (2/2/2009)
A: No command is needed. Push in the next tape Amanda indicated in the email and it picks up where it left off. A: It would appear that Amanda sends out a NAG email to change the tape every 12 minutes or so. over a long weekend this could be many emails. (2/6/2009)