To access the LONE-TAR Device Manager Menu, please go to the command line as user root and type the following command:

#  ltmenu ; then select option 9 (Device Manager)

Back to Menu Selection

You can have as many devices configured as you want. The devices are arranged in three columns, Backup Device which displays the alias of the device given by the user, Type which displays the device type of the device, and Status which displays which device is the default device for ALL LONE-TAR processes.

Device Menu Options:

A. Add Add a new backup device
E. Edit Edit settings of currently selected device
V. View View settings of currently selected device
S. Scan Scan for new devices. You have the choice of preserving existing devices, or starting fresh.
M. Make Default Make the currently selected device the default device for ALL LONE-TAR processes
R. Remove Remove the currently selected device
H. Help Displays helpful information about each option.
Q. Quit Quit to the LONE-TAR Main Menu.
D. DVD+RW Utilities/Settings Edit variables that are ONLY specific to DVD devices
ENTER key Select next backup device on list
# + ENTER key Jump to device # on list


DVD+RW Utilities/Settings Options:

1. Toggle DVD+RW Format Action
 A - Always Preformat DVD+RW before backup
 D - Detect if DVD+RW needs formatting & format
 N - Never format DVD+RW before backup
 Q - Quit without making changes

2. Toggle DVD+RW Eject Action
 A - Always eject a DVD+RW after backup/format
 N - Never eject a DVD+RW after backup/format
 Q - Quit without making changes

3. Format DVD+RW media
4. Erase DVD+RW media


Editing Menu for USB/Mounted Device

Si. Selective-Incremental Mode Click here to view how SI-Mode works
1. Display Alias The alias is a reference name to the user. This setting is not relevant to LONE-TAR.
2. Change Mount Point The directory where the filesystem will be mounted to.
3. Change Block Factor Block Factor is the number of 512-bytes backed up at a time. Settings are usually 20, 64, 128

Setting of 20 will backup 10240-bytes at a time.

4. Change Capacity This is the max allowable size (GB), that LONE-TAR can make the archive.
5. Toggle Compression Enable/Disable compression
6. Before/After Commands User scripts/commands that can be run before/after a Backup or before/after a Verify.
7. Toggle Cascading Cascading is a feature for file-based backups only. It tells LONE-TAR to change volumes once the max capacity is reached. If you backup 4GB of data, and the capacity is set to 2GB, you would end up with two 2GB files after the backup completes. This option is enabled by default.
8. Change Rotation Modify how LONE-TAR rotates backups
9. Change Mount Command Change the mount command LONE-TAR uses to mount the device
10. Change the Unmount Command Change the unmount command LONE-TAR will use to unmount the device
X. Exclude/Include Lists Edit the backup lists associated with the device you are editing.