Subject: Re: Tape Backups -- tar vs. dump
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: John Maier <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/02/2001 15:39:52
> tape to write the date on it and then put it back in. How many
> back-ups do you suppose are on that tape?

The tapes are rotated daily.

What I plan is to do a -0 backup Saturday morning and then do a incremental
backup on the rest of the days.

The man page isn't all that clear on what dump levels other that -0 (zero)
do, but I assume that if I leave omit a dump level from the command, dump
will default to the "modified Tower of Hanoi algorithm" as implied.