[Gllug] multi tape backups

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Mon Jun 26 20:10:30 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jun 26, 2006 at 09:07:28PM +0100, Tethys wrote:
> Bruce Richardson writes:
> >> 	mkfifo /tmp/fifo
> >
> >I would not trust that for something as important as a backup, having
> >seen occasional randomness from fifos.
> Particularly when you could just pipe the output of find into tar.
> The fifo is rather unnecessary in this case.

I tried that ... when tar tried to prompt me to insert the next tape it read
from stdin (ie the pipe) rather than /dev/tty !

Alain Williams
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