[lug] Tape Drives
ed at eh3.com
Mon Oct 28 13:26:30 MST 2002
On Mon, 2002-10-28 at 13:07, Sexton, George wrote:
> Read the paper. You can't check a backup without doing a file compare.
And theres no reason you can't accomplish the same with tar. If you're
sufficiently paranoid, you can easily do a round-trip archive--
extract--compare session with standard GNU tools and (optionally) a bit
of shell code. Its quite easy.
So George, do you or a family member work for the Tolis Group? ;-)
Mind you, I have nothing against commercial apps (use plenty of them on
Linux: MatLAB, LabVIEW, etc.) but on LUG lists I generally point out the
Free alternatives first. Especially in cases such as tar, which in my
experience is one of _the_ most reliable (and cross-platform!) GNU apps
that I've ever used.
ps - If you can't accomplish the same with the GNU apps, I suggest
*you* read up a bit starting with "info tar" and "info md5sum".
Edward H. Hill III, PhD
Post-Doctoral Researcher | Email: ed at eh3.com, ehill at mines.edu
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