Im pretty new to backing up.
We have hooked up a tape unit to a a linux box, and I want to basically know how I can:
1) Backup the whole linux system (like a ghost image of the machine - if that is possible)
2) Backup selected directories and subdirectories to tape
3) Backup individual files to tape
4) How to schedule a task using cron to automate this
Ive heard that cpio is good. Will it backup open files?
Any help greatly appreciated.