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

#  ltmenu ; then select option 3 (Selective Backup)

Back to Menu Selection

1. Select files to backup. Prompts you for files to be backed up selectively.
Keep all pathnames beginning with a './' <dot slash> and separated by a blank space
Examples: ./usr/lone-tar ./usr/home/cowboy ./tmp ... etc.
2. Only backup INclusion list. Begins a backup of a pre-configured backup inclusion list.
Default Backup Inclusion List ==> /log/backup
3. Inclusion List Menu Invokes a menu system to view, remove, create, edit the default backup inclusion list.
[ View Sub-Menu Options ]
4. Exclusion List Menu Invokes a menu system to view, remove, create, edit the default backup exclusion list.
[ View Sub-Menu Options ]
5. Additional Features Menu Invokes the Additional Features Menu. This Menu has special backup options that can be enabled that aren't on by default
** Click here for more detailed information on this menu is below **
6. TAPE-TELL™ Menu This option is for Tape Backups ONLY. Reads the tape label of your backup to know exactly when it ran, type of backup, and was it successful.


Selective Backup | Additional Features Menu Options:

1. Do NOT split a file(s) across tapes Will prevent a file from spanning across a backup volume. Normally, a large file could have part of its data at the end of volume 1, and at the beginning of volume 2. This option would prevent this from happening.
The '-e' flag is used here.
2. Report UNresolved links Will let you know if part of your SELECTIVE backup was missing any linked files to directories you were NOT backing up. Lets say '/u/dave' was linked to '/usr/dave'... and all you backed up was '/u/dave'. The UNresolved link would be '/usr/dave' since it was NOT backed up.
The '-l' flag is used here.
3. Backup contents of symbolic-links Backup the contents of 'symbolically linked' file names. By default, LONE-TAR will backup the linkage information only. With this option turned ON, LONE-TAR will backup ALL the data of linked file names as well. You would not normally want to do this since LONE-TAR will restore files and their correct link information. You may want to do this if you are doing a SELECTIVE backup of a directory that ONLY contains the symbolic link information. A symbolic link is a file that is linked between 2 partitions or file systems.
The '-h' flag is used.
4. After this date Files dated AFTER this date will get backed up. Make sure you use the correct format mm/dd/yy.
The '-zDATE' flag is used here.
5. UNmounted RAW Partitions Special device files such as PROGRESS™ or ORACLE™ RAW partitions. WARNING: any raw partition MUST be unmounted before using this option or you will trash the partition.
The '-zDEV' flag is used here.
H. Help Screen Displays all the information about every Special Backup Option.

 

Selective Backup | Inclusion List Menu Options:

Inclusion file: /log/list.dir/include-Selective_DVD-RW

This example says the inclusion list for my default device (DVD-RW) is /log/list.dir/include-Selective_DVD-RW

V. View This option will allow you to view the current inclusion list contents.
If there is no inclusion list present, or the file is empty, then you will see the word [empty] beside the View option.
If the inclusion list has size, then the word [ACTIVE] will be beside the View option.
R. Remove This option will remove the current Inclusion list file.
C. Create new This option will allow you to create a new inclusion list using the filename of the current Inclusion list filename.
E. Edit using 'vi' This option will allow you to edit the current file using vi. This option will preserve any content before editing.
P. Pre-Configured list This option allows you to select between all the different list files located under the directory /log/list.dir
M. Make a list of files by User/Group This option will allow you to create an inclusion list of files based on the ownership of a specific user or group

 

Selective Backup | Exclusion List Menu Options:

Exclusion file: /log/list.dir/exclude-Selective_DVD-RW

Status: [ACTIVE] - Means file has size to it
Status: [empty] - Means file has no size to it

This example says the inclusion list for my default device (DVD-RW) is located inside /log/list.dir directory as filename exclude-Selective_DVD-RW

1. Continue Backup/Restore This option will proceed with a backup or restore
2. View View the current exclusion list
3. Remove Removes the exclusion list file
4. Pre-Configured list Choose from a set of already configured inclusion/exclusion lists to use for your exclusions
5. Start a new file Create a new exclusion list using the same filename as original.
H. Help Screen Displays all the information about every Special Backup Option.