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Old 07-27-2008, 10:33 PM   #1
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problem on tar backup

Dear All

I have a problem on tar backup
my command is tar -cvMf /dev/st0 /backup
because I set it as cron job, when it finish write into tape 1 , there haven't any message for me to insert the second and I can't pree "return" to continue, I would like to know which command should I add to make it happen?

Thanks for help

Old 07-27-2008, 11:17 PM   #2
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From the tar man page:
-L, --tape-length=NUMBER
change tape after writing NUMBER x 1024 bytes
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