[lug] Tape Drives
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.
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:
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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