[lug] Tape Drives

j davis davis_compz at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 28 13:22:44 MST 2002

>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.

Why do you suggest tar instead of dump/restore?
and is ther a easy way to do incremental backups
using tar?


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