Subject: Re: Does tar support multi-volume archives?
To: None <@pgate.he.boeing.com:amiga%NetBSD.ORG@bcsaic>
From: Mike DeMarco <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/04/1996 05:44:15
> I'm considering buying a ZIP drive as a backup device, and I was trying to
> see if the version of tar under NetBSD 1.1 supported multivolume archives
> by testing it with floppies. I got a write error when tar tried reached
> the end of the floppy. I used the following command to try to create a
> multivolume archive:
> tar -cmvf /dev/fd0a /etc /root netbsd
> Thanks in advance.
Tar can not support multi volume archives. You should use cpio.
P.S. I have a ZIP drive but for the money I think the JAZZ drive is a better