Subject: Re: Tape Backups -- tar vs. dump
To: John Maier <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/03/2001 08:09:48
"John Maier" wrote:

> I'm trying to get around using multipule tapes.  Assume that there is no
> getting around this with dump?

By using the non-rewinding tape device (eg, /dev/nrst0), each dump will
be appended to the previous one on the tape.  If you have 20GB of tape
and less disk then it will all fit.  dump(8) will also prompt for a new
tape if the current dump reaches end-of-tape.

Simon Burge                            <>
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