Sidewinder Firewall backups
Posted on 2000-03-15
I have a Sidewinder 4.1 firewall (actually about 9 of them) that I need to backup. Problem is, the scripts that THEY provide ask you to reboot the box, and use the Admin kernal. When your done, boot the box again back into the Ops kernal.
This is totally unacceptable. I can't have my firewalls down - ever. Production environemtn 100% of the itme.
So, I've taken some scripts we use on some other firewals we have (Sidewinder).
These scripts copy the files to tape, then the author (gone from our company now) burned the logs to CD. Well, I want to do the same thing to tape.
So, my question is this:
How do I find out what the name of the tape device is on my Sidewinder 4.1 box (BSD subset Op Sys I beileve)?
I have a 4mm tape on each box, but I don't know how to view devices on Unix (non-AIX Unix anyways).
Also, how do I init (format) this tape?