Subject: Re: Does tar support multi-volume archives?
To: Mike DeMarco <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Joern Clausen <joern@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>
Date: 03/04/1996 13:43:42
> > 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.
What's wrong with dump and restore? That's what they are made for.
Joern Clausen email: joern@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE