Re-Creating a Tape Archive (TAR) Backup in Reload

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  • 17-May-2016
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Reload 5.x


A TAR file was deleted before it could be backed up. How to get Reload to re-TAR the days that have already been marked as completed and subsequently, Reload will not add them to a TAR backup again.


Reload keeps track of which backups have already been added to a TAR backup via a very simple method. Reload creates a file in the backup directory for a given day at this path:

[profile path]/backups/weeknow/[backup day name]/gre_data/gre_tar.bin

Reload TAR Tracking File

1. Delete this file, and the next time that a Tape Backup runs, the backup will be added to the TAR file.

2. To manually start a Tape Backup rather than waiting for the scheduled Tape Backup time, use Reload Console Administration and select Jobs | Start | Post Office | Choose Profile | Advanced Job Choices | TAPE

Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 2801.