Backing up files or imaging the disk of a SCO Unix computer
Posted on 2004-11-19
I was recently given the assignement of taking care of a SCO UNIX 5.0.5 box, but I am not an UNIX expert so I am asking for some help.
It's currently backing up the entire hard drive on to an internal DDS-4 tape drive with a CRON job running a script for bunch of CPIO commands. But I think it's failing to back up everything. First two commands backs up other volumes but when it comes to the most important volume, I get an error message that goes something like this.
Level 0 Backup of filesystems /dev/u
CPIO: Can't Open /dve/tty for writing
cbackup: backup not recorded.
I really need to figure out how to work this but I know not much about Unix computers and 3 books I have doesn't really explain much else.
What I would like to do right away is to get an duplicate image on another hard drive for this. I know programs like Norton's Ghost or True Image can copy an image of the hard drive to another hard drive or to a CD burner. Is there anything like that for UNIX volumes or hard drives?
Plus if you can explain to me a backup script for SCO Unix, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.