using tar with DAT drives
paul at xciv.org
Fri Jun 1 11:04:44 BST 2001
Ian Pallfreeman <ip at mcc.ac.uk> wrote:
> The ``dump'' utility's counterpart, ``restore'', figures out the
> block size for itself. Yet another reason to use dump/restore
> rather than tar for real whole-partition backups.
dump(8) also allows you to specify the size of the media explicitly:
The number of 1 KB blocks per volume. This option overrides
the calculation of tape size based on length and density.
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