Does anyone know ArcServe from Linux command line?

Does anyone know how to setup an ArcServe "rotation" job using File System Adapter...?
And on top of that, using Linux through the command line?

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LionelhAsked:
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gurutcCommented:
Hi,

You can do rotation using the File System Adapter, but you have to define a File System Device for each 'Media' that is part of the backup scheme.  I mean that unlike a tape changer, where you can have multiple media/tapes for a single device/tapedrive, Using FSDs means a 1 to 1 mapping of medias to devices.  So you'll have to define a device for each FSD media that you need in your rotation plan.  

And your question about the command line is very relevant.  The best way to manage FSD media as far as formatting and such is from either a shell command line or a script since the ArcServe for Linux Device Manager won't automatically format FSDs.  So you'll need to set up your rotation, with enough FSDs and associated media, and use a script to selectively format that day's FSD media before the backup operation kicks off.  It's a tricky deal, for sure, but doable.  And ArcServe for Linux is screaming fast and very good at backup database management if you use the SQL option.  So you're on the right path.

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LionelhAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your answer!!!
I don't know much about shell scripts but,
what kind of shell scripts would I need and would I have to create them???
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LionelhAuthor Commented:
By the way do you know anywhere that shows all the commands to setup a job through the command line???
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LionelhAuthor Commented:
One more thing the rotational jobs will be going to 2 usb drives...
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gurutcCommented:
Ok, 2 usb drives is no problem.  actually better in Linux to use physical drive as a single FSD anyways.  As for scripts there's lots of ways to do it.  First, you want to use ArcServe to schedule it.  You can run shell scripts as jobs in the AS scheduler.  Now for the syntax...  It's specific to your FSD config as far as names go.  On the AS CD there's a \doc\c folder with pdfs in it.  Start there with the Administration Guide.  

Then post how you plan to do your rotation as in every other day, appending, etc.

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LionelhAuthor Commented:
Now would you know if ArcServe would need the entire drive for a one day backup or can we chop it up by folders or shares etc...
I was thinking if possible with this scenario to do full daily backups?
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gurutcCommented:
Now it comes down to how you partition and manage your volumes.  You can make multiple volumes on the drive.  Then make each volume an FSD.  That's about the only way I know to safely split the drive's space up into pieces with the Linux ArcServe.  Note that I said 'safe.'  You don't need separate volumes for FSDs but it's smart.

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LionelhAuthor Commented:
Would you happen to know anywhere where I could find out ArcServe commands to use on the CMD???
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