Subject: Re: Tape Backups -- tar vs. dump
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/02/2001 22:06:57
> and select a file from /home, etc. Some admins don't trust the
> "no-rewind" tape device, and say they'd rather use three tapes to
> backup three partitions. That's because if anyone ejects the tape
> between backups, game over; the next backup is going to the beginning.
what a problem?
use rewinding device but position tape to needed filenumber just before
each backup.