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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)