Tim Coninx (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 11 Jan 2000 17:50:55 +0100
This is a problem that bothers me too.
I know there are two devices: you use /dev/pt0 if you want the tape to rewind
after the archiving, /dev/npt0 if you don't want the tape to rewind.
I think you have to write scripts to force some special behaviour, or read the
manpage of tar in detail.
For example: to update your tape archive, you can use the command
tar uvf /dev/pt0 /dir/to/archive
Tip: to archive, I use the commands
tar czvf /dev/pt0 /dir/to/archive
tar xzvf /dev/pt0
the 'z' ensures all data will first be compressed, so your tape can contain up
to 8 GB compressed data (like the ad said ;-)
If anyone also knows of a few handy tricks with tar, I would very much like to
hear about them.
On Tue, 11 Jan 2000, Mohan Perumal wrote:
> As specified in the 'torque.net' URL, I have
> configured my HP colorado 5GB parallel port on my Red
> Hat Linux 6.1 System.
> I use the command 'tar -c * >/dev/pt0' to create a
> backup, 'tar -x * < /dev/pt0'. Both works very fine.
> I don't know how I can perform an incremental
> backup and/or append mode backup. Along with this I
> also wish to know how I can create a log file of the
> Can somebody please enlighten me with those godly
> With Regards
> Mohan P
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