Rafael Lorandi de Oliveira (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 04 Nov 1999 00:24:16 -0200
It seems you're missing the ¨ftape-tools¨ package.
¨ftape¨ is a device driver which allows the ¨low level¨ floppy tape
In the other hand, you need some set of utilities to perform the ¨user
level¨ tasks, eg. formatting, rewinding, seeking etc. That's the job of
All these packages with documentation can be found at ftape - The Linux
Floppy Tape Project
Asaf Gery wrote:
> Hello you all,
> I have read the archives of this list and managed to get my
> backup tape running, using several insmod(s).
> However, I still did not understand how do I actually backup.
> How do I rewind, format and erase the tape?
> I believe that tar should be used in order to create the backup archive
> (am I right?). I tried using mtools (did not success), I also tried ftape
> (it was written somewhere that it supports parallel as well) also with no
> Could some one please, tell me...
> Any pointers to the relevant info will be enough.
> Asaf Gery.
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