>[ Article crossposted from alt.sys.intergraph ]
>I am looking for a Clix version of tape backup utility that can allow my
>Interpro workstation to do backup using other machine's (RS6000) tape backup
>unit. I've peek thru ingrware site but find nothing. Is there any such
>utility available, and where can I obtain a copy?
>p.s. The utility should be called rtar or something like that.
to another's tape drive use somethng like:
tar -cf - . |rsh othermachine dd [options] of=tape_device
or from the tape host:
rsh othermachine 'cd directory; tar -cf - .' |dd [options] of=tape_device
Note that the dd options will need a suitable block size, and that you'll
probably need root permission on the machine where you are doing the
backup which may take speciall arrangements if you issue the command
from the other machine.