Backup to the home NAS / 2021-06-07

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.

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