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Solaris™ Operating Environment Boot Camp by Dominic Butler, David Rhodes

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Remote Backups

If you don't have a tape device installed in all your Sun servers, you may think you will be a bit stuck when it comes to taking backups of the ones without the drives, but it is still possible. If you have an external tape device, you could connect it to each server in turn and take the backup. This may be acceptable in some environments, but for most production environments, something that doesn't have to rely on this kind of manual intervention is usually preferable. Ideally, you will have a tape device on each server, but if you don't, provided your server is on a network along with another that does have a tape drive it will be possible to use that tape drive.

The facility to back up to a remote tape drive is provided by ...

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