[Rear-users] Rear development questions

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Thu Sep 2 15:01:45 CEST 2010

On Tue, 31 Aug 2010, Schlomo Schapiro wrote:

> Am 31.08.2010 16:54, schrieb Dag Wieers:
>>>> The only problem would be that you cannot restore an OBDR-less tape on
>>>>>> another OBDR-enabled system. Unless we _always_ use OBDR if tapes are
>>>>>> used. Which would be useless for places where no HP hardware is used.
>>>> AFAIK one can always store a "record" at the beginning of the tape which
>>>> contains the ISO image. I know of some tape backup software that puts the source
>>>> code to a simple tape reader/extractor at the beginning of each tape so that one
>>>> can always read the tape content even if the software is lost.
>>>> The trick is probably identifying this and skipping it before starting tar. My
>>>> tape times are long past, I remember using nst* devices and some command to fast
>>>> forward to the next record...
>> Not sure why you are replying this ?
> I was referring to your initial question of _always_ having some boot
> media on the tape...
> Maybe a bit far-fetched...

Ok, I understand. Of course there should be a way to disable it to 
accomodate for certain backup software. We are actually looking at having 
Bacula use rear to write the OBDR first and then its own backups. As we 
don't want to go an rewrite a whole backup framework in Rear.

But that needs t be discussed and investigated first.

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