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Manual Reference Pages  -  FLEXBACKUP (1)

NAME

flexbackup - a flexible backup/archiving tool

CONTENTS

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 \(dqpath\(dq 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 \(dqtag\(dq 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 \(dq0-9\(dq, or one of the symbolic names: \(dqfull\(dq (level 0); \(dqdifferential\(dq (level 1); \(dqincremental\(dq (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>
  Prune backup to files not part of a package or changed from distributed version. 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 \(dqfilelist\(dq into your current working directory.
flexbackup -extract -onefile <filename>
  Extract (restore) the single file named \(dqfilename\(dq 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 \(dqn\(dq from tape. If not given uses current tape position.
flexbackup [...] <archive>
  If archiving to files rather than a device, use file named \(dqarchive\(dq 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 \(dqkey\(dq.
flexbackup -rmindex all
  Force delete all database index info.
flexbackup -toc <key>
  Force delete specified database tape/dir index key named \(dqkey\(dq.
flexbackup -toc <key:file>
  Force delete specified database tape/dir index key named \(dqkey\(dq, file number \(dqfile\(dq.

MISCELLENEOUS 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 \(dqfile\(dq and its index information.
flexbackup [...] -c <file.conf>
  Use file named \(dqfile.conf\(dq for configuration information instead of /etc/flexbackup.conf(5).
flexbackup [...] -type <type>
  Override $type setting from config file with \(dqtype\(dq.
flexbackup [...] -compress <type>
  Override $compress setting from config file with \(dqtype\(dq.
flexbackup [...] -device <device>
  Override $device setting from config file with \(dqdevice\(dq.
flexbackup [...] -d <’setting=value’>
  Override $setting setting from config file with \(dqvalue\(dq.
flexbackup -dir <dir> -erase
  Force a rewind/erase before backup of directory named \(dqdir\(dq.
flexbackup -dir <dir> -norewind
  Do not rewind tape after a single backup of directory named \(dqdir\(dq.
flexbackup -set <tag> -noreten
  Do not retension tape for level 0 (full) backups of set named \(dqtag\(dq.
flexbackup -set <tag> -noerase
  Do not rewind/erase tape for level 0 (full) backups of set named \(dqtag\(dq.
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)
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