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FLEXBACKUP(1)		    General Commands Manual		 FLEXBACKUP(1)

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 dis-
	      tributed version.

       flexbackup [...]	-wday <0-7>
	      Prune backup to files not	part of	a package or changed from dis-
	      tributed version.	 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 work-
	      ing 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 di-
	      rectory.

       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 "ar-
	      chive" 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 -toc <key>
	      Force delete specified database tape/dir index key named "key".

       flexbackup -toc <key:file>
	      Force  delete specified database tape/dir	index key named	"key",
	      file number "file".

MISCELLENEOUS 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) re-
       store(1)	buffer(1) mbuffer(1)

Flexbackup			   Oct 2003			 FLEXBACKUP(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | BACKUP OPTIONS | RESTORE OPTIONS | INDEXING OPTIONS | MISCELLENEOUS OPTIONS | TESTING/DEBUGGING OPTIONS | FILES | REPORTING BUGS | AUTHOR | SEE ALSO

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