UNIX Backup

There are a few utilities to save and restore files on a Unix system, however all of the utilities must be executed when the data is off-line.

tar -cvf /dev/rmt/0 create tar backup
tar -xvof /dev/rmt/0 extract from tar backup
find . -print | cpio -Bocv > /dev/rmt/0 create cpio format backup

Note: When automating save scripts using crontab -e use #!/bin/ksh to execute as korn shell as cron executes as simple bourne shell, sh.

For jBASE backup/verify ensure that the PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATHS are configured by using export statements within the backup script.