System Administration Guide
Chapter 3, Backing up filesystems

Setting the default media values

Setting the default media values

In the Backup Manager, set up options for each media device on your system or add a new device: 

  1. Select Defaults from the Options menu, then select Media Values.

  2. For each device on your system, specify:

    You can add devices not supported by the Device Query Interface (DQI) by entering the device name (for example, /dev/rct0) and specifying the block and volume size.

  3. Click on Apply.

  4. Verify that the new values are correct and click on OK.

  5. When you finish specifying options, click on Close.
Now, whenever you use a media device, such as Primary Floppy 1.2MB, the appropriate block size and volume size are used.

To remove entries for a non-DQI media device, select it and click on Delete. (The Delete button will not work on DQI devices.)

To specify a different default media device, see ``Setting the default backup device''.

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