ArGest Backup User Guide

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The Default Device

If no device is specified on the command line, BRU will use the first device listed in the brutab file. To use a different device, you must either specify the device name with the -f option or set the BRUDEV environment variable to a device name.

The following command line specifies the device tape0:

$ bru -c -f tape0

If the BRUDEV environment variable is set to a device name, BRU will use that device as the default instead of the first entry in the brutab file. The command shown below sets BRUDEV to ntape1 and will cause BRU to use ntape1 as the default device:

$ BRUDEV=ntape1
$ export BRUDEV