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FLEXBACKUP

FLEXBACKUP

Section: User Commands (1) Updated: Oct 2003
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NAME

flexbackup - a flexible backup/archiving tool  

SYNOPSIS

flexbackup [OPTION]  

DESCRIPTION

Flexbackup is a perl script front-end to various low-level archiving utilities such as tar, dump/restore, cpio, and others.  

BACKUP OPTIONS

flexbackup -dir <dir>
Backup a directory tree starting from path "path" using level 0 (full).
flexbackup -set all
Backup all sets defined in flexbackup.conf(5) using level 0 (full).
flexbackup -set <tag>
Backup a set named "tag" using level 0 (full). The set name is defined in flexbackup.conf(5).
flexbackup [...] -level <0-9 | full | differential | incremental>
Change backup level to a number "0-9", or one of the symbolic names: "full" (level 0); "differential" (level 1); "incremental" (previous backup level + 1).
flexbackup [...] -pkgdelta <rpm | freebsd>
Prune backup to files not part of a package or changed from distributed version.
flexbackup [...] -wday <0-7>
Backup only if the week day matches the input number. Sunday is 0 or 7.
flexbackup [...] -pipe
Write backup data to stdout rather than file/device.
flexbackup [...] -ignore-errors
Continue backups even if commands return error status
 

RESTORE OPTIONS

flexbackup -list
List files in archive.
flexbackup -extract
Extract (restore) all files from archive into your current working directory.
flexbackup -extract -flist <filelist>
Extract (restore) the files listed in text file "filelist" into your current working directory.
flexbackup -extract -onefile <filename>
Extract (restore) the single file named "filename" into your current working directory.
flexbackup -compare
Compare the archive with the files in your current working directory.
flexbackup -restore
Interactive restore (dump type only for now).
flexbackup [...] -num <n>
Read file number "n" from tape. If not given uses current tape position.
flexbackup [...] <archive>
If archiving to files rather than a device, use file named "archive" for the list/extract/compare/restore operations.
flexbackup [...] -pipe
Read backup data from stdin rather than file/device.
 

INDEXING OPTIONS

flexbackup -toc
List current device's table of contents.
flexbackup -toc all
List all known table of contents.
flexbackup -toc <key>
List table of contents for specific database index key named "key".
flexbackup -rmindex all
Force delete all database index info.
flexbackup -rmindex <key>
Force delete specified database tape/dir index key named "key".
flexbackup -rmindex <key:file>
Force delete specified database tape/dir index key named "key", file number "file".
 

MISCELLANEOUS OPTIONS

flexbackup -newtape
Erase and create new index key (but don't do any backups).
flexbackup -rmfile all
If archiving to files rather than device, remove all files and index information.
flexbackup -rmfile <file>
If archiving to files rather than device, remove the file named "file" and its index information.
flexbackup [...] -c <file.conf>
Use file named "file.conf" for configuration information instead of /etc/flexbackup.conf(5).
flexbackup [...] -type <type>
Override $type setting from config file with "type".
flexbackup [...] -compress <type>
Override $compress setting from config file with "type".
flexbackup [...] -device <device>
Override $device setting from config file with "device".
flexbackup [...] -d <'setting=value'>
Override $setting setting from config file with "value".
flexbackup -dir <dir> -erase
Force a rewind/erase before backup of directory named "dir".
flexbackup -dir <dir> -norewind
Do not rewind tape after a single backup of directory named "dir".
flexbackup -set <tag> -noreten
Do not retension tape for level 0 (full) backups of set named "tag".
flexbackup -set <tag> -noerase
Do not rewind/erase tape for level 0 (full) backups of set named "tag".
flexbackup [...] -reten
Force a retension of tape before reading.
flexbackup [...] -defaults
Do not use any default values for config variables.
flexbackup -version
Display version and exit.
 

TESTING/DEBUGGING OPTIONS

flexbackup -test-tape-drive
Tries writing/reading files to make sure you have tape driver and parameters set up correctly in flexbackup.conf(5).
flexbackup [...] -n
Don't run actual dump or mt commands, just print the steps that would be taken (dry run).
flexbackup [...] -type filelist
Run a special backup type that just saves a list of files that would have been archived.
 

FILES

/etc/flexbackup.conf - configuration settings  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to (flexbackup-help@lists.sourceforge.net)  

AUTHOR

Written by Edwin Huffstutler (edwinh@computer.org)  

SEE ALSO

flexbackup.conf(5) afio(1) mt(1) tar(1) star(1) cpio(1) dump(1) restore(1) buffer(1) mbuffer(1)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
BACKUP OPTIONS
RESTORE OPTIONS
INDEXING OPTIONS
MISCELLANEOUS OPTIONS
TESTING/DEBUGGING OPTIONS
FILES
REPORTING BUGS
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

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