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NAME

       backup_adddump - Defines a dump level in the dump hierarchy

SYNOPSIS

       backup adddump -dump <dump level name>+
           [-expires <expiration date>+]
           [-localauth] [-cell <cell name>] [-help]

       backup addd -d <dump level name>+
           [-e <expiration date>+]
           [-l] [-c <cell name>] [-h]

DESCRIPTION

       The backup adddump command creates one or more dump levels in the dump hierarchy stored in
       the Backup Database, and optionally assigns an expiration date to each one. All of the
       dump levels in the Backup Database collectively constitute the dump hierarchy.

       Use the -expires argument to associate an expiration date with each dump level. When the
       Backup System subsequently creates a dump at the dump level, it uses the specified value
       to derive the dump's expiration date, which it records on the label of the tape (or backup
       data file). The Backup System refuses to overwrite a tape until after the latest
       expiration date of any dump that the tape contains, unless the backup labeltape command is
       used to relabel the tape. If a dump level does not have an expiration date, the Backup
       System treats dumps created at the level as expired as soon as it creates them.

       (Note that the Backup System does not automatically remove a dump's record from the Backup
       Database when the dump reaches its expiration date, but only if the tape that contains the
       dump is recycled or relabeled. To remove expired and other obsolete dump records, use the
       backup deletedump command.)

       Define either an absolute or relative expiration date:

       ·   An absolute expiration date defines the month/day/year (and, optionally, hour and
           minutes) at which a dump expires. If the expiration date predates the dump creation
           time, the Backup System immediately treats the dump as expired.

       ·   A relative date defines the number of years, months, or days (or a combination of the
           three) after the dump's creation that it expires. When the Backup System creates a
           dump at the dump level, it calculates an actual expiration date by adding the relative
           date to the start time of the dump operation.

OPTIONS

       -dump <dump level name>+
           Names each dump level to add to the dump hierarchy. Precede full dump level names with
           a slash (for example, "/full"). Indicate an incremental dump level by preceding it
           with an ordered list of the dump levels directly above it in the hierarchy (its parent
           dump levels); use the slash as a separator. The parent dump levels must already exist.
           For example, the dump levels "/full" and "/full/incremental1" must exist when the
           incremental dump level "/full/incremental1/incremental2" is created.

           Dump level names can have any number of levels, but cannot exceed 256 characters in
           length, including the slashes. The maximum length for any single level (the text
           between slashes) is 28 characters, not including the preceding slash.

           All alphanumeric characters are allowed in dump level names. Do not use the period
           ("."), however, because it is the separator between the volume set name and dump level
           name in the dump name assigned automatically by the backup dump command. It is best
           not to include other metacharacters either; if using them, enclose them in double
           quotes (" ") when issuing the backup adddump command outside interactive mode.

       -expires <expiration date>+
           Defines the absolute or relative expiration date to associate with each dump level
           named by the -dump argument. Absolute expiration dates have the following format:

              [at] {NEVER | <mm>/<dd>/<yyyy> [<hh>:<MM>] }

           where the optional word at is followed either by the string "NEVER", which indicates
           that dumps created at the dump level never expire, or by a date value with a required
           portion (<mm> for month, <dd> for day, and <yyyy> for year) and an optional portion
           (<hh> for hours and <MM> for minutes).

           Omit the hh:MM portion to use the default of midnight (00:00 hours), or provide a
           value in 24-hour format (for example, "20:30" is 8:30 p.m.).  Valid values for the
           year range from 1970 to 2037; higher values are not valid because the latest possible
           date in the standard UNIX representation is in February 2038. The command interpreter
           automatically reduces later dates to the maximum value.

           Relative expiration dates have the following format:

              [in] [<years>y] [<months>m] [<days>d]

           where the optional word in is followed by at least one of a number of years (maximum
           9999) followed by the letter "y", a number of months (maximum 12) followed by the
           letter "m", or a number of days (maximum 31) followed by the letter "d". If providing
           more than one of the three, list them in the indicated order. If the date that results
           from adding the relative expiration value to a dump's creation time is later than the
           latest possible date in the UNIX time representation, the Backup System automatically
           reduces it to that date.

       -localauth
           Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile
           file. The backup command interpreter presents it to the Backup Server, Volume Server
           and VL Server during mutual authentication. Do not combine this flag with the -cell
           argument. For more details, see backup(8).

       -cell <cell name>
           Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this argument with the
           -localauth flag. For more details, see backup(8).

       -help
           Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.

EXAMPLES

       The following command defines a full dump called "/1999" with a relative expiration date
       of one year:

          % backup adddump -dump /1999 -expires in 1y

       The following command defines an incremental dump called "/sunday1/monday"1 with a
       relative expiration date of 13 days:

          % backup adddump -dump /sunday1/monday1 -expires in 13d

       The following command defines two dump incremental dump levels, "/Monthly/Week1" and
       "/Monthly/Week2". Their parent, the full dump level "/Monthly", must already exist. The
       expiration date for both levels is 12:00 a.m. on 1 January 2000.

          % backup adddump -dump /Monthly/Week1 /Monthly/Week2 -expires at 01/01/2000

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       The issuer must be listed in the /etc/openafs/server/UserList file on every machine where
       the Backup Server is running, or must be logged onto a server machine as the local
       superuser "root" if the -localauth flag is included.

SEE ALSO

       backup(8), backup_deldump(8), backup_deletedump(8), backup_listdumps(8), backup_setexp(8)

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