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Backing up all data that is not in a qtree

You can back up all data in a specified volume that is not in a qtree. The specified volume is the dump path. You use this method if you back up on a qtree basis and want to back up the remaining data in a volume. Usually, the data in qtrees changes frequently, while the remaining data, such as configuration files, changes rarely.

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You cannot do incremental backups using this method.


  1. To back up all non-qtree data in a specified volume, use the Q option in the command line.


The following command backs up all items in /vol/vol0 that are not in a qtree:

dump 0fQ rst0a /vol/vol0

The following list describes the elements of the command line:

Does a full backup.
Specifies that a tape device is supplied in the command line.
Excludes items in qtrees.
The tape drive rewinds the tape.
The dump path.