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Old 05-22-2006, 02:49 AM   #1
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Tar command and Tape drive

Hi Gurus:

a brief question, what is the right command to backup a file directly to the internal tape drive of the server?

I'm tryng to use this command tar -cvf Filename1 /dev/st0 but failed.

am i using the right device name of the tape drive? if not, how can i verify if i am using the right tape drive device file?

thank you
Old 05-22-2006, 03:26 AM   #2
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The other way arround....

tar -cf TarFileOrDevice FilesToArchive


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