Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128310
Where is there a gui for mtx/mt tape/autoloader programs?
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:01:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
I was on the fedora-config mailing list and was instructed to post here.
I am looking for a gui tool or front-end for the mtx/mt programs. If
the tool included support for tar/dump/cpio/gzip/zip that would be
great too (meaning if I could "check-off" the files/dirs I wanted to
backup). Support for different backup schemes would be a plus too
(incremental, differential, etc.).
There are a lot of great config and sysadmin tools that are pygtk
front-ends to their CLI counterparts. The addition of something like
this would be wonderful.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Internal RFE bug #128782 entered; will be considered for future releases.
Michael, before a front-end for mtx/mt is included into our
distribution, you can use mc's capabilities to browse
tar/cpio/gzip/zip/bzip2 archives VFS-like, so you can easily check the
contents of the archives. It may help you out a little. Unfortunatelly
mc cannot handle archives generated by dump.
Thank you for the information. I use mt/mtx and tar in backup
scripts, but for restoration, it would be convenient to have a gui
tool. I am not suggesting a full-on veritas or arkeia like
replacement, just a simple tool like redhat-logviewer. It is simple,
elegant, and convenient. I do appreciate your consideration for the
project and hope that it comes in a future version soon.