I need to backup my entire filesystem to tape. I have borrowed the
tapestreamer in the Subject. It plugs directly into the printer parallel
port. I have never backed up linux files to tape before. I am running
Redhat 6.0, Linux version 2.2.5-15 on a Pentium II 266.
I see there is a program called `ftape' which says it does work on some
parallel port tape streamers. The owner of this tapestreamer uses it
under msdos with a `Conner QIC-3020 v22' driver. Reading the HOWTO
suggests I should be ok with ftape.
What is the recommended version of ftape (or another program if that is
better for me) and where is the best place to download it from?
Should I get the source and try to compile it into the kernel? I have not
had to do a kernel recompile before, so a pointer to the instructions
would be appreciated.
Alternatively, is there a stable RPM that will `do everything' for me? I
can find version 3.x and 4.x of ftape so I'd like some advice here please.
I have also found a program called `taper'. Is this useful? If so, which
version should I get for my installation?
All help gratefully received,
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