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August 16th, 2011, 05:19 AM
Hi All!

I'm currently using Debian squeeze, and I want to make backup with Amanda on Virtual Tapes sized nearly 4GB (DVD) size with the idea to write on DVDs periodically.
I have followed this howto http://www.howtoforge.com/disk-backu...n-debian-lenny.
Things work for me but I'm not clear about how to handle backup process in time.
I don't know answers of the following questions:
What I must to do when some Virtual Tape is full?
Are there any retention policy?
Can I Burn virtual tapes to DVDs. How and When?
Is there any methodical manual how to setup organize backup of Virtual Tapes(HDD) and then on DVDs?

Thank you in advance.


Dimitar Angelov