Subject: Re: backup media
To: Aaron J. Grier <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/03/1999 09:51:16
"Aaron J. Grier" wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 02, 1999 at 08:59:22PM +0200, Hauke Fath wrote:
> > Mhmmm... I think it's time to check if dump(8) works with mac68k 800k GCR
> > floppies.
> Ah, but even more silly would be:
> dump -0 -f - <filesystem> | uuencode backup | lpr -
> I wonder how many Kbytes/ream you'd get?  A4 vs 8.5"x11"?  Speed of backups?
> And then of course you'd have to do some hellish OCR to perform
> restores.

Of course, it paper were your only backup device, throwing a "gzip -9"
(or even "bzip2 -9", the slowness of bzip2 shouldn't be a problem!) and
using base64 mime would greatly increase your backup capacity.  Also
has the advantage if coded properly of labeling your backup media in a
human-readable way :-)