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Old 05-08-2002, 04:03 PM   #1
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Angry How to perform appending backup on tape drive. Need urgent help


I have problems to perform full backup on my tape drive. This command
line is used to rewind the tape to the beginning when it finished the

mt -f /dev/st0 rewind.

My question is how can I perform appending backups on the tape drive.
Please anyone direct me how to do so. Your help is greatly

Thanks in advance

Old 05-10-2002, 08:26 AM   #2
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Tape Backup Tutorial

This is a good tape Backup Tutorial from IBM...

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Old 05-11-2002, 08:16 AM   #3
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I have scsi dat tape. If you use /dev/nst0 this is the non rewinding device.
mt -f /dev/nst0 eod will position the tape at end of data then you can append another tar archive.
mt -f /dev/nst0 rewind
rewinds the tape.
Given this you can write your own archive script if you like.


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