Subject: Re: Does tar support multi-volume archives?
To: Mike DeMarco <>
From: Joern Clausen <joern@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>
List: amiga
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