Backing up filesystems

Running scheduled backups

NOTE: Before performing a scheduled backup, you might need to format the media.

In the Backup Manager:

  1. Select the filesystem to back up from the list.

    NOTE: If you select a remote host to back up, verify that the system time on the local and remote hosts do not differ by more than one day. If the system times are off by more than one day, the backup may fail.

  2. Select Run Scheduled from the Backup menu.

    NOTE: Unless a filesystem is scheduled to be backed up today or overdue (``Today'' or ``Overdue'' appears in the ``Next Backup'' column), the Run Scheduled item is inactive (dimmed).

  3. If necessary, select or enter the correct ``Media Device''.

  4. If necessary, click on the Media Options button to change:

  5. Click on Start.

  6. When prompted, insert each media volume.

  7. Verify the backup by clicking on Yes at the prompt, inserting the requested backup volume, and clicking on OK.

    To skip the verification process, click on No.

  8. When the backup is complete, click on OK.

  9. Label your backup and store it in a safe place.

See also:

Next topic: Maintaining backup archives and records
Previous topic: Preparing media for backups

© 2003 Caldera International, Inc. All rights reserved.
SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003