[lug] Tape Drives

Sexton, George gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Mon Oct 28 13:07:04 MST 2002

Read the paper. You can't check a backup without doing a file compare.

-----Original Message-----
From: lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us [mailto:lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us]On
Behalf Of Ed Hill
Sent: 28 October, 2002 12:53 PM
To: Boulder LUG
Subject: RE: [lug] Tape Drives

On Mon, 2002-10-28 at 12:43, Sexton, George wrote:
> You should probably read:
> http://www.tolisgroup.com/pdf/BRUFacts.pdf

BRU looks nice.  But GNU tar is _very_ reliable and Free as in Freedom.

The invocation to use would be something like:

  tar -cvf /dev/st0  /etc/ /var/www /home /var/spool/mail

where you'd substitute "/dev/st0" for your particular device.  After
creating an archive on the tape, run:

  tar -tvf /dev/st0

to get a list of the contents.


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