ArGest Backup User Guide

  1. Home
  2. Docs
  3. ArGest Backup User Guide
  4. Terminal Archive Creation: The Backup Function
  5. Overview

Overview

This chapter describes command line options that are used to create a new archive – BRU’s backup function – and contains sample commands for the basic types of backup. The options that can be used with the bru command allow you to tell BRU:

  • You want to perform a backup
  • To estimate how many tapes or disks it will take to create the archive
  • What device to use
  • How to label the archive
  • To set the verbosity level for BRU
  • To generate log files
  • To wait for confirmation for each action it takes
  • Not to cross local filesystem boundaries
  • Not to cross boundaries between local and remote filesystems
  • To run without user intervention
  • To back up a set of files or directories based on a list supplied on the command line
  • To back up a set of files by modification date
  • To back up a set of files owned by a particular user
  • To back up a set of files or directories based on a list supplied in a file or read from stdin
  • NOTE: In this section, we talk about writing archives or archiving files. If you are unfamiliar with this way of referring to the backup function, see the “Definitions” section of Chapter 1.