[lug] linux tape backup

Dan Radom dradom at redback.com
Sat Nov 18 21:07:52 MST 2000

> On Sat, Nov 18, 2000 at 07:51:20PM -0700, Dan Radom wrote:
> >tape.  that seems to work also.  the problem is when i try to view the
> >contents or restore files from an archive my term just hangs part way
> Locks up as in "Stops displaying stuff while it's de-archiving a large
stops displaying the archive contents when using tar tvf /dev/st0

> >spinning.  while trying to restore i encounter a similar problem.  tar
> >/dev/st0 /path/to/restore will just run forever and nothing wil be
> >no errors either.  the tape device is a sony sdx-s300c and the box is
> Run *FOREVER*?  If you don't specify the /path/to/restore exactly
> correctly, it will restre nothing.  What if you don't give a pattern
> to restore, and instead just try to restore the entire tape.
tar xvf /dev/st0 .

> Sean
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