tape splitter

Peter Giessel pgiessel at mac.com
Fri Feb 22 23:56:25 UTC 2008

On Friday, February 22, 2008, at 02:07PM, "Derek Ragona" <derek at computinginnovations.com> wrote:
>At 01:23 PM 2/22/2008, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>>anybody know program to split data (from stdin) on tapes like that
>>something|splittotapes /dev/sa0
>>and then
>>concattapes /dev/sa0 |something
>>i know dump do this, but i need other thing to be written to more than 1 tape.
>Well sonny in the old days we would create a volume with tar or cpio, then 
>uuencode it, then run it through split. 

I believe gtar
( /usr/ports/archivers/gtar   if I recall correctly)
can do this directly.

See the manual for more details:


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