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Old 06-21-2007, 02:17 PM   #1
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Command line tape backup software


I have a HP DAT 40/80 GB tape backup in a new (hand-me-down) Debian server and am looking for good tape b/u software that can be run from the command line.

The drive is recognized at bootup so Linux does see it. I've used tar for making file archives -- can I use it with this device?
 
Old 06-21-2007, 02:31 PM   #2
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"I've used tar for making file archives -- can I use it with this device?"

Yes. Here is a description of how to do that:

http://www.cs.inf.ethz.ch/stricker/lab/linux_tape.html

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Old 06-21-2007, 02:34 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll check it out.

Is there anything else out there? I figured I could just do an apt-cache search tape or something, but I thought someone here might have some input on one.
 
Old 06-21-2007, 03:04 PM   #4
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afio works great for me and my tape drives

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Old 06-21-2007, 05:06 PM   #5
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afio

I'll check out afio, too. Thanks!

I just did an apt-cache search afio, and found these:
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afio - archive file manipulation program
backup2l - low-maintenance backup/restore tool for mountable media
flexbackup - Flexible backup tool for small to medium sized installations
tob - Small yet powerful program for tape oriented backups
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Looks like I have a few leads. I'll try one or two out. Thanks for the tip.
 
  


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