[Gllug] multi tape backups

Bruce Richardson itsbruce at uklinux.net
Mon Jun 26 18:46:38 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jun 26, 2006 at 05:51:53PM +0100, Alain wrote:
> I ended up fixing it as follows, tar has an option to read the files to
> archive from a file (which cannot be stdin 'cos it reads from stdin
> when prompting for a new tape :-) ), you need to give the --no-recursion
> option to make this work nicely.
> 	mkfifo /tmp/fifo

I would not trust that for something as important as a backup, having
seen occasional randomness from fifos.


I unfortunately do not know how to turn cheese into gold.
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