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A flexible backup/archiving tool.

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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 work‐ ing directory. flexbackup -extract -onefile <filename> Extract (restore) the single file named "filename" into your current working direc‐ tory. 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 (@lists.sourceforge.net)

AUTHOR

Written by Edwin Huffstutler (@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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