>Didn't seem to find a HOWTO on this one!
>Can someone give me quick tour on how to use the tape
>drive on our Compaq computer running RH6.1? Isn't there
>a simple tar command we could issue that would backup
>the whole drive to the tape? Any advice would be appreciated.
You may want to use the "find" command to select the files you want
back up of, with find you can make a command like the following:
find / -mount | cpio | buffer -o /dev/mt
This will backup everything on the local harddrive (the -mount is in
case you have shared drives from servers, these won't be backuped
then) pipe them into cpio (you might want to add some options here)
and then into buffer for a contingous flow to the tape drive... (the
dev should ofcause be your tape drive)... this will allow you to
backup every file...
There are otherways also... lots, actually :-)