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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 working directory.

       flexbackup -extract -onefile <filename>
              Extract  (restore)  the  single  file named "filename" into your
              current working directory.

       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 (flexbackup-help@lists.sourceforge.net)

AUTHOR

       Written by Edwin Huffstutler (edwinh@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)