Originally posted by ascii2k
1. I want to use tar to backup files to the tape drive. What is the command line to do that?
2. If I wanted to use DUMP to backup to this drive also, what would the command be to do that?
tar cvf /dev/st0 /someDirYouWantToBackup
If you don't want to see all the files it processing (handy if you start it in background using &) then ommit the v
from the above command. Don't have a clue about dump, I ain't got it on my box...
HTH a bit