[csw-users] [csw-maintainers] /testing amanda 2.5.0p2

Darin Perusich Darin.Perusich at cognigencorp.com
Fri Aug 4 21:56:09 CEST 2006

Joerg Schilling wrote:
> I strongly recommend not to use GNU tar for backups as GNU tar has various
> bugs and as incremental backups with GNU tar did never work correctly.

i have been using GNU tar to backup my non-solaris systems via amanda
for around 7 years and i've never once had an issue. i can't say the
same for archives created with the solaris tar.

> If you use Amanda, either use ufsdump/ufsrestore or wait until Amanda supports
> star.

star support should be coming when the Application API is implemented.
see http://wiki.zmanda.com/index.php/Application_API

Darin Perusich
Unix Systems Administrator
Cognigen Corporation
395 Youngs Rd.
Williamsville, NY 14221
darinper at cognigencorp.com

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