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  1. #1
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    how to use tar to backup to tape?

    what is different between rmt0 rmt1 ... rmt 12?

    what is different between rewind or not?

    please give me an example for it

  2. #2
    Join Date
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    tar cvf /dev/rmt0 file1 file2 file3

    or

    tar cvf /dev/rmt0 *

    to write stuff on to a tape

    tar xvf /dev/rmt0 to get it off.

    /dev/rmt0 varies from platform to platform, the different formats can indicate multiple tape drives, different densities etc

    hth
    connor
    Connor McDonald
    http://www.oracledba.co.uk

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