tape splitter

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Sat Feb 23 16:18:43 UTC 2008

> 2. Outputs chunks in specified directory. You can configure it to write directly to tape, but it's not the best solution.
> 3. Can be configured to write only N chunks and after that wait for SIGUSR1 to write next.
> 4. Can be configured to write MD5-digest of every piece in separate file.
> I use it to make 45Gb backup on the DVD's every week at Friday. It takes approximatelly 30 minutes of my time and 6 hours of real time (i need to replace DVD's and write labels on them). It takes 12 DVD's and cost 6$.
> If you tapes is not very huge (< 4Gb) you will be better to use DVD's. Write once DVD is available ~0.5$ is you bought 100 at once.
> DVD is more reliable then tapes, and you can just put old backups on the shelf for long storage.
> For daily delta-backups you can use few DVD-RW.
i have 100GB tape drive. thanks for your program!

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