2021-06-07 Backup to the home NAS 1 week ago
I still had the unfinished business of not having a good backup when half a filesystem ended in lost+found and it took a whole day to recover from that problem. And I still found missing things today. I have no working tapedrives left, but a good amount of disk storage available. I still like amanda as backup program, so I looked into the vtapes (virtual tapes) option. The sample amanda.conf explains this nicely:# To use vtapes, create some slotN directories (slot0, slot1, etc.) under # /var/amanda/vtapes and use this tapedev: ## tapedev "chg-disk:/var/amanda/vtapes" tapedev "chg-disk:/scratch/nasback/vtapes"So I created those writeable by the amanda user. I try to only backup data that I can't get by a reinstallation. So I backup /etc (configuration), /var (system data), /home (user data) and a few other directories.