TAPER 6.8.0a4 - Backup software for tape drives, floppies, ZIP drives, files

TAPER 6.8.0a4 - Backup software for tape drives, floppies, ZIP drives, files

Post by yusuf nagre » Sat, 26 Apr 1997 04:00:00


This is to announce a new alpha version, 6.8.0a4 of taper.
Taper is a user friendly backup program that supports floppies,
floppy drive connected tape drives, SCSI tape drives, removable
devices (eg. IOMEGA ZIP) as well as regular files.

The major change in this version is the capability to use networked
drives like tar (eg. myhost.com:/dev/tape). Disk space usage for
the info file has been reduced by eliminating one of the index
files. Processing of the info file before restore is much quicker
and selecting of files in restore is much quicker. A few other
bug fixes as well.

Title:          Taper
Version:        6.8.0a4
Entered-date:   20apr97
Description:    This is a tape backup and restore program that provides
                a friendly user interface to allow backing/restoring
                files to a tape drive. Alternatively, files can be backed
                up to hard disk files. Selecting files for backup and restore
                is very similar to the Mouseless Commander interface and
                allows easy traversal of directories. Recursively selected
                directories are supported. Incremental backup and automatic
                most recent restore are defaults settings. SCSI, ftape,
                zftape, and removable drives are supported (ide tape drives
                in ALPHA stage)
                Information about archives is stored on the hard disk
                allowing information about  archives to be obtained without
                having to have the tape in the drive.
                        Web Page: www.multiline.com.au/~yusuf
Keywords:       Tape, Backup, Archive

Primary-site:   sunsite.unc.edu  /pub/Linux/system/backup/taper-6.8.0a4.tar.gz
                tsx-11.mit.edu /pub/linux/sources/sbin/taper-6.8.0a4.tar.gz
                Also available from web page
                Approx 310K
Platforms:      linux > 1.2.1
                ncurses >= 1.9.6 with the forms library
                GCC > 2.6.1
Copying-policy: GPL

Cheers, Yusuf
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- From Yusuf Nagree

Author & Maintainer of Taper
Latest Stable version 6.7.4 Aug 1996
Latest Alpha version 6.8.0a3 11 Apr 1997
Web Page:  www.multiline.com.au/~yusuf

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